(RDB) today reassured tourists and the business community that it is safe to travel to all parts of Rwanda
Serial no: RDB/COM/20121205
Kigali, 5 December 2012
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) today reassured tourists and the business community that it is safe to travel to all parts of Rwanda. The situation in Eastern DRC has resulted in two isolated skirmishes on Rwandan territory which were rapidly contained and border security has been reinforced to prevent recurrence.
Clare Akamanzi, acting CEO of RDB, said that the Government of Rwanda guarantees peace and security in all tourist destinations across the country:
“We would like to reassure visitors that it is business as usual at all our tourism destinations. Travellers to Rwanda continue to enjoy the magnificent scenery, pleasant climate, rich culture and diverse wildlife in our national parks, including the rare mountain gorillas.”
Ms Akamanzi noted that tourism has been successful over the past years and continues to be Rwanda’s number one foreign exchange earner:
“While ecotourism remains the key attraction for visitors coming to the land of thousand hills, we are working to increase conference and events tourism, a goal that will be facilitated by newly registered hotel investments such as Marriott, Radisson Blu and most recently Sheraton.”