RDB, PSF's focus on tourism sector decisive

Editor, During the last year, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) introduced some very innovative and exciting tourism products. The Canopy Walk in the Western Province has provided both domestic and foreign tourists a unique attraction. Likewise, the recent introduction of the Congo - Nile Trail has also attracted lots of tourists.
The recently inaugurated Congo - Nile Trail in the Western Province has become a major tourist attraction. The New Times / File.
The recently inaugurated Congo - Nile Trail in the Western Province has become a major tourist attraction. The New Times / File.

Editor,
 
During the last year, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) introduced some very innovative and exciting tourism products. The Canopy Walk in the Western Province has provided both domestic and foreign tourists a unique attraction. Likewise, the recent introduction of the Congo - Nile Trail has also attracted lots of tourists.

The Private Sector Federation (PSF), through its Tourism Chamber, has also done well in securing a grant of US $ 300,000 (Rwf 180.8 m) from Trademark East Africa to further strengthen and consolidate the gains made from the tourism sector.

RDB’s and PSF’s focus on the tourism sector is commendable and this has seen tourism revenues reach US $ 183.2 m by the end of the third quarter of 2011, surpassing revenues from both   tea and coffee, put together.

Wishing RDB and PSF continued success in their initiatives for Rwanda - the land of a thousand hills and a million smiles!

Clarence Fernandes

 clavinmarketing@gmail.com

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