Tourism and hospitality establishments get star grading — By: Collins Mwai on New Times Rwanda

Rwanda currently has three five-star and seven four-star hotels up from two five-star and four four-star establishments in 2012.

This is according to the latest grading and licensing exercise by Rwanda Development Board. The board graded and licensed hospitality operators in accommodation, restaurants, tour operators and tour guides, among others.

A total of 75 tourism facilities had applied for licences and grading with 67 making the cut, among them 50 hotels.

The facilities awarded five-star categor to three Hotels with officials in group photo

A group photo of Youth minister Rosemary Mbabazi (4th from left), Rwanda Development Board chief executive Claire Akamanzi (2nd from right), and RDB chief tourism officer Belise Kariza (2nd from left), together with managing directors of Serena Hotel Daniel Sambai (left), Radisson Blu Hotel Denis J. Dernault (3rd from left) and Kigali Marriott Hotel Rex A.G. Nijhof after the grading of local tourism establishments yesterday. (Photos by Faustin Niyigena)

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