By Our Reporter
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Chief Tourism Officer, Belise Kariza, July4 said that the digital application for Liberation History Tourism Trail will go a long way to connect Rwanda’s heritage and cultural attractions with existing diverse tourism products and experiences.
“This App aims to connect Rwanda’s heritage and cultural attractions with existing diverse tourism products and experiences,” said Kariza.
Kariza remarked during the launch of the digital application for Liberation History Tourism Trail that was part of the activities of the national celebrations of the 26th anniversary of the liberation of Rwanda that were held in Nyagatare.
She said the preservation of liberation heritage sites will enhance domestic and international tourism as well as expand income generating activities of the communities that supported the troops during the liberation struggle.
“The preservation of liberation heritage sites is a national priority not only for the growth of both domestic and international tourism but also as Income generating activities for the communities that supported the troops during the Liberation struggle,” observed Akariza.
RDB says that the trail as a tourism product, capitalizes on the growing demand for heritage and cultural offerings as well as global interest in Rwanda, its liberation story and post-genocide transformation.
The Liberation History Tourism Trail was initiated in 2018 in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and Rwanda Defense Force.
The Liberation History Tourism Trail as a new heritage tourism product traces the route of the Rwanda Patriotic Army’s liberation struggle from October 1990 to July4, 1994.
During the initiation of the project, eight (8) unique destinations were identified based on attractiveness and readiness along the liberation tourism trial for development into touristic attractions.
These are; Kagitumba, Shonga, Mulindi, Mukarange, Musanze (Nyamagumba), Urugano, CND and Gikoba.
The digital application will provide the end user with readily available content about the trail and will be accessible worldwide. The features of the App will include information on the history and significance of all 44 liberation sites located in six districts across the country. Other features are accessibility, surrounding amenities and booking information.