Comedian Trevor Noah praised Visit Rwanda, showing it as the best plan the country has taken to promote tourism and that it continues to produce tangible results for the country’s economy.
The comedian made the announcement in an interview on 947 Radio in Johannesburg, where he is preparing for a 12-show tour of South Africa.
Trevor said about on Visit Rwanda when he was asked about the deal the South African Tourism Agency, SA Tourism (SAT), announced that it is going to have with the Tottenham Hotspur team but some people and business organizations are discussing it too far and asking the government not to engage in these activities.
He said, “Looking at the program that Rwanda worked with Arsenal, before it started it was considered a crazy idea, but now Rwanda’s tourism is increasing by 247%, you understand what I mean now they would be making hundreds of millions of dollars of the United States from tourism they have never seen, and now the geese and the park are benefiting from it.”
“There is something that is difficult for some of us to understand because you live in a country where every day you wake up there is a politician who has stolen the government’s resources. We need to be in a country where there are many plans to be made and some agreements have been signed to get domestic investments.”
He went on to say that “I don’t accept money from the government, I don’t expect things, I just believe that we need to push this country, we need to get people to visit it, otherwise we will find ourselves at a very low level and the country will find itself without money.”
The Johannesburg-born comedian rose to global fame after replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in 2015, only to retire from the show at the end of 2022.
The National Development Agency, RDB, recently announced that in the five years since the Visit Rwanda program began, the number of tourists entering Rwanda has increased by 56%.
Due to the ongoing results from this program in recent days, it was announced that Rwanda has entered into a partnership with the German Bayern Munich team, where it will promote its tourism through advertising in its Allianz Arena Stadium, along with other promotional activities. football in Rwanda.
It is an extension of Rwanda’s cooperation with clubs including Arsenal of England and Paris Saint-Germain of France.