Sunday, 20 November 2011 09:34
Kigali. African tourists dominated visits to Rwanda in the first half of 2011, a phenomenon that indicates the country’s increasing attractiveness to the region and the entire continent. According to statistics from Rwanda Development Board (RDB), African tourists to Rwanda increased by 28 per cent to 340,379, compared to the same period last year.
The figure represents 84 per cent of 405,042 visitors that the country received. “Emphasis is to increase the leisure market and position Rwanda as a major leisure destination. We have done a good job in branding Rwanda as a safe destination, so now we need to talk more about leisure,” observed Rica Rwigamba, the head of Tourism and Conservation at RDB. (Agencies)