Since the re-opening of tourism, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has embarked on domestic tourism promotion, encouraging Rwandans to visit the country’s main tourist attractions.
The effort seems to be yielding results according to RDB, and hoping that by end of this year, tangible outcomes could be recorded.
Hotels have opened and tour agencies are also working.
As a result, 69 tourists have booked to trek the endangered mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes Park this weekend while 215 have visited Akagera National Park.
“We will continue to intensify our marketing and promotion efforts to encourage domestic tourists to explore the different attractions around the country and we strongly encourage the domestic market to take advantage of these promotional offers that are being shared,” RDB’s Chief Tourism Officer, Belise Kariza told journalists on Friday morning, June 26.
Frank Mugisha, the Director-General of the Tourism Chamber at the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) said that most of the private sector hoteliers and tour operators were ready for the re-opening with many putting out special offers for domestic tourists while ensuring #COVID19 safety guidelines are abided by.
Hotel Grande Ubumwe in Kigali city, for example, has begun offering conference services, restaurant services and room services.
— Rwanda Development Board (@RDBrwanda) June 26, 2020