Fri, 24 May 2019 12:10 - Updated Fri, 24 May 2019 12:09
François Hollande points out ways to develop tourism
Luanda - The former president of France, François Hollande, said last Thursday in Luanda that the development of tourism depends on the existence of infrastructures and a strong tourism policy, which enables the attraction of national and foreign tourists.
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Former French president, François Hollande.
Photo: Nelson Malamba
Speaking at the panel on “Vision on Tourism in the World, Development and Innovation”, in the ambit of the World Tourism Forum (WTF) which Angola is hosting since last Thursday, François Hollande said that it is necessary to invest in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and staff training at different levels.
In the vision of the former French president, to develop tourism the country has to ensure security, so that tourists can feel safe.
François Hollande defended that tourism policies must be accompanied by measures turned to the preservation of the environment and culture.
He also defended that the state should not leave the tourism sector completely to the private sector, since it needs to plays the important role of attracting revenues, investing in accessibility, transports, airports and other crucial areas for the sector.
The World Tourism Forum (WTF), which is being attended by over 1,500 delegates, is expected to bring about investment opportunities in the sectors of construction, transport, energy, waters and agriculture.
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