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The travel and tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13,8 percent in 2018, one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will commence direct flights to Tel Aviv, the economic and technology centre of Israel, from its Kigali hub starting from June 25.

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) recently released its 2017 Annual Report, which saw the country’s tourism sector rake in USD438 million in revenues, up from the USD404 million recorded in 2016.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions and Events (MICE) remain a key pillar in the development of tourism across Africa, as these provide platforms for strategic deal-making and entice new investors to tourist destinations, according to Kwakye Donkor, CEO, Africa Tourism Partners.

RwandAir has announced that it is set to launch new routes to Abuja, Nigeria and Cape Town, South Africa, raising its destinations to 26.

Akagera National Park in Rwanda has reported that 2017 saw a 20 percent increase in net revenue.

Effective from January 01, 2018, all travellers to Rwanda, regardless of nationality, will get a 30-day visa on arrival without prior application.

RwandAir has received permission from the Benin government allowing the carrier to position two Boeing 737 aircraft at Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport, set to become its second hub.

Park Inn by Radisson announced its debut in Kigali, Rwanda, marking The Rezidor Hotel Group's fifth hotel in East Africa.