Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCOT) announced that the 2022 edition of the Rwanda Tourism Week will take place from November 26th to December 3rd 2022.
RTW2022 main event activities will be hosted at Kigali Conference and Exhibition
Village (KCEV) and Kigali Convention Center (KCC), under the theme: Adopting
Innovative Approaches to Boost Intra-Africa Travel as a drive for Tourism
Focusing on Tourism business recovery from Covid-19 Pandemic challenges,
RTW2022 will bring leading African business leaders to share insights on different
strategies in which tourism and travel can boost the local economy and encourage
inclusivity and sustainability, quality, innovation and reconnect tour operators, travel
stakeholders within the African continent and beyond. This event will attract overall
2000 local and international delegates.
This year, Rwanda Tourism week kicks off with a Photo Competition from the 15th to
the 27th of November; the competition is dubbed ;Rwanda in a Traveler’s Lens. It is one
of the activities created to enable photo competitors and storytellers to demonstrate
their ability to showcase Rwanda’s diverse tourism attractions and destination through
Furthermore, a ‘Golf for Conservation event’ on November 27th will connect the region’s
elite businesses with the Business stakeholders and is scheduled to take place at the
Kigali Golf Club to link sports tourism and Conservation.
Restaurant Week, from November 25th to December 3rd, is a promotional culinary event
where the public will have an opportunity to indulge their taste buds in a variety of
cuisines at their favourite restaurant at promotional rates.
Like the previous RTW edition, an exhibition will take place from 1st to 3rd December and
is expected to attract more than 200 local and continental tourism and hospitality
operators and more than 1000 attendees. It will be held at Kigali Conference and
Exhibition Village (KCEV). This three-day event features many activities, including
traditional games and entertainment.
A two-day Africa Tourism Business Forum will be held at Kigali Serena from 1st to 2nd
December. It will attract high-level delegates from across the continent who will cover a
range of enriching topics, including the current trends and events affecting investment
on the continent.
A Gala dinner and Tourism excellence awards will close on December 3rd ; this will be
the opportunity to celebrate, engage and recognize different key stakeholders and
Business operators of the Tourism Industry for their outstanding service delivery.
Thereafter, International Hosted Buyers will be taken on a Familiarization Trip from
November 27th to 30th to experience different tourist attractions of Rwanda for
packaging the destination.
Speaking ahead of the event, Mr. Frank Gisha Mugisha, Director General of the
Rwanda Chamber of Tourism, noted, “The Rwanda Tourism Week is seen as one of the
strategies to boost the recovery of our industry, enable our stakeholders to showcase
their products, and foster partnerships that create more business opportunities today.
According to Rwanda Development Board, Tourism is the largest source of foreign
exchange earnings in Rwanda and is growing rapidly. In 2019, revenues generated
from the sector were USD 498 million.”