The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism has announced the forthcoming launch of the inaugural Rwanda Tourism Week recently.
The event, scheduled to take place from 24 – 26th November at the Kigali Serena Hotel, carries the theme “Rebuilding Tourism for Sustainable Growth” and aims to boost the confidence and morale in the tourism sector that had suffered an unprecedented blow since the COVID 19 pandemic hit in March 2020.
The event will showcase the Tourism and Hospitality actors within the value chain at an Exhibition that will kick off on 24th November and is expected to attract tourism and hospitality operators from around the country.
For the very first time in Rwanda, the Tourism Week will feature a Restaurant Week, where visitors and locals can enjoy food and drink from various restaurants in Kigali. There will also be a Photo Competition, engaging professional and amateur photographers to share photos depicting interesting tourism scenery and locations around the country. Furthermore, there will be the “Explore Kigali” tours and excursions where visitor and locals will get the opportunity to tour various locations within the city and explore the hidden ‘gems’ that are yet to be discovered.
The event will culminate with the prestigious Tourism Awards Gala Dinner on 27th November, where The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism will recognize key stakeholders that have made extraordinary contribution to the control of the COVID-19 pandemic and supported the tourism recovery process.
The Rwanda Tourism Week will be held alongside The Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF), a Pan African event that brings together key stakeholders pf Africa’s travel, tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors to share insights and devise strategies for tourism growth across the continent.
Speaking during the Press Conference, The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism Director General Mr. Frank Gisha Mugisha said, “Our goal is to scale Rwanda Tourism Week and propel it to levels where it will be promoting public private partnerships locally and regionally to boost the industry and also be recognized as one of the most influential private sector tourism event on the Rwanda tourism calendar”.
About Rwanda Chamber of Tourism:
The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism is one of the 10 professional chambers that currently exist under the umbrella of the Private Sector Federation (PSF), which is dedicated to promoting and representing all interests that create business opportunities to the Rwandan business community through effective lobbying and advocacy for the tourism and hospitality industry in Rwanda.