Tourism provides the best alternative for economic development to Rwanda which does not have other potential resources unlike most other countries in this globalized world. The development of tourism can contribute a lot to this country through attraction of foreign investment and tourists, creation of job opportunities as well as contributing to the national income. Now Rwanda is recognized among the known tourist destinations in Africa; it is believed to be a developed place for tourists.

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