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Fri, 24 May 2019 11:02 - Updated Fri, 24 May 2019 11:02

Luanda holds Angola's major tourist facilities

Luanda -The capital of Angola, Luanda, holds 60 percent of the country?s tourist facilities, while the remaining 40 percent are scattered over the nation?s other 17 provinces, the Hotels and Tourism minister, Angela Bragança, said on Thursday.

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Minister of Tourism, Ângela Bragança

Photo: Nelson Malamba

The minister disclosed the information, while addressing the World Tourism Forum (WTF) during a panel dubbed “Tourism and Social Inclusion in Africa”, whose event is being held in Angola.

According to the minister, Angola has 235 hotels, 1,771 related facilities, 5,829 restaurants and similar and 317 travel agencies.

However, she added, the shortage, fragility and lack of access to infrastructure has been the main hardships of the Angolan tourism sector, along with deficit of domestic output and dependence on imports.

Other difficulties hindering the sector’s development, according to the official, are the shortage of hotel’s equipments, lack of complementary offer and training and qualification of the working force including managers.

The official underlined that to improve the tourism sector, Angola has been implementing since 2018 actions such as hotels’ facelift, identification of potential tourist resources and sites.

The decentralization of the central administration and a cooperation protocol signed with National Geographic are also among the actions, said the minister.

The measures to improve the tourism sector for this year, she added, includes also the revision of the legislative package, the implementation of the Tourism Promotion Fund, improvement of statistics information and set up of a hotel-school.

The World Tourism Forum has available one billion US Dollars investment program to aid the country boost the tourism sector, according to the WTF chairsperson, Bulut Bagci.

Angola will work together with WTF during roughly a five-year term, with view to develop the tourist activity in the country, attract investors and promote the image of the country abroad.

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