Sunday, December 2, 2012
Rwanda tourism makes another Record
According to the globe spots web portal, Rwanda was ranked sixth among the top adventurous places to visit in 2013. The country was named after Portugal, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, Panama and Armenia where as Cuba, Ukraine, Malawi and Canada were ranked behind Rwanda. The website is also an international travel guide for tourists just like TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet.
The Head of tourism and conservation at the Rwanda Development Board Miss. Rica Rwigamba, said the ranking will attract more tourists as the country gets more revenues from tourism sector. She added that the country has more attractions to offer to tourists beyond Mountain Gorillas.
Last year only, the tourism industry generated Rwf152.4 billion million in revenue and since the beginning of year 2012, the country hosted about 493,744 visitors, which represented an increase of 22 per cent compared with the same period in 2011.
It recorded a remarkable 16 per cent increase in leisure visitors as well as an eight per cent increase in business visitors.
Rwanda Safaris will boom next year compared to the rest of the years since the country was ranked among the top tourist destinations for 2013.