The reaction of American Luxury tourists visiting Rwanda during 2018-2019 Ebola outbreaks

Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 7 - 2020

Authors: James Ngamije

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Abstract

Several cases of Ebola virus diseases (EVD), have been discovered in Africa. The 2018–2019 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces has been declared International public health emergency. Rwanda as a neighboring country was on high alert, with the possibility of the disease crossing its borders. As a result, some countries, issued travel alerts to their citizens to avoid travel to Congo or nearby countries to include Rwanda. This study investigates the impact of Ebola outbreak on American Luxury tourists in Rwanda, evaluating its findings in light of the 2018–2019 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo. It concludes that this EVD did not discourage this target group of tourists from undertaking their planned itineraries in Rwanda.

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Ngamije, James. (2020). “The reaction of American Luxury tourists visiting Rwanda during 2018-2019 Ebola outbreaks”. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, 1(2): 140-143
https://doi.org/DOI:10.31559/IJHTS2020.1.2.7