Rwanda launches digital app to bolster liberation history tourism
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Saturday, July 4, launched a digital application that will enable end users to view the course of the liberation struggle and therefore boost both domestic and international tourism.
Dubbed Liberation History Tourism Trail, the application has information on the history and significance of all 44 liberation sites located in six districts across the country.
It also has additional features such as accessibility, surrounding amenities and booking information.
Spearheaded by the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA), the Liberation struggle began in October 1990 through July 4, 1994.
The study of this app, according to RDB, was done in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and Rwanda Defense Force, and will boost both domestic and international tourism.
Commenting on the new mobile application, the RDB Chief Tourism Officer, Belise Kariza said that its significance lies in both boosting tourism and benefiting communities.
“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,” she said.
Kariza added that: “This app aims to connect Rwanda’s heritage and cultural attractions with existing diverse tourism products and experiences.”
The app can is currently available on Android (download link) at the moment.