Popularly known as the land of thousand hills; Rwanda won the top award for destination excellence in luxury and experiential travel at the 2019 Luxperience Awards in Sydney, Australia. Rwanda safaris/Rwanda tours are not for budget travellers.Rwanda safari/Rwanda touractivities are expensive especially mountain gorilla safari tours Rwanda whose permit costs $1500 compared to that of Uganda which costs only $900.
The Luxperience Travel Trade Exhibition is a luxury Business event that connects the most innovative experiential tourism and premium events specialists in the travel market. The show is a considerable source market for leisure travel in Australia and Asia Pacific.
Rwanda launched a campaign under their flagship brand; ‘Visit Rwanda’ that was presented with the award in the destination category at the opening ceremony of the travel trade show today.
Speaking after receiving the award, Belise Kariza, the RDB Chief Tourism Officer said: “RDB is very pleased of the award given to Visit Rwanda. Rwanda’s tourism sector participation at Australia’s leading high end travel show is a very good opportunity to tap into a key market of tourists. Australia is currently a key source market for Rwanda and they are high spenders. In terms of visits to trek the endangered mountain gorillas, Australians rank third after tourists from the USA and UK.”
Rwanda was showcasing its remarkable attractions for the second time as well as its opportunities in tourism and hospitality. Apart from the rolling hills, Rwanda has lots of attractions that wow travelers doing a tour in Rwanda like the mountain gorillas open for trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park and wildlife in Akagera National Park among others. You can interest yourself with a Kigali city tour rewarding yourself with the views of the cleanest and most organized society in East Africa. With all these attractions, the ball is always in your hand to decide to go for a gorilla trek safari Rwanda, a chimpanzee trekking tour in Rwanda, to go for a Kigali day tour, enjoy a Rwanda wildlife safari or relax at one of the lakes in Rwanda.
In attendance were the representatives from the Rwandan tourism industry, including tour and travel operators, accommodation establishments and RDB that is showcasing tourism offerings to an audience of about 7,000 people.
Visitors to the Rwanda stand are taken on an incredible journey as they discover Rwanda’s breath-taking scenery and landscape; eco-adventure tourism like gorilla trekking, nature walks, and birding; the booming hospitality sector; and the advent of world-class conferencing venues.