Tourism minister calls for reviving of sector’s companies

  • Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Jomo Fortunato (R) hands over Merit Certificate to Maria Borges model
Luanda – Angolan minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Jomo Fortunato highlighted Friday in Luanda the need to revive the country’s tourism companies, in face of Covid-19 impact.

This was during the presentation ceremony of  “Together and All for Tourism” project and consecration of the international model Maria Borges as ambassador of Angolan tourism.

Jomo Fortunato said that it was urgent to find mechanisms and quick solutions with a view to rescuing and revitalising tourist companies in Angola.

“Around 90 percent of travel agencies in Angola have been inactive for over a year, with very serious economic consequences,” he said.

He said that efforts are being made with the Ministry of Economy and Planning and other Executive institutions on quick solutions to the integration of tourism companies in the relief measures to mitigate the difficult situation experienced by the professionals in the sector at the moment of Covid-19.

“Together and All for Tourism” project will help, to a certain extent, understand the importance and the valences of this strategic sector, thus awakening society to the contribution that can come from it, he said.

As for the tourism promotional strategy, Jomo Fortunato said that it will operate  in two speeds, at an international and internal level, with the improvement of the necessary reception conditions.

During the presentation of the project, the director general of the Institute for the Promotion of Tourism (INFOTUR), Afonso Vita, said that it will serve to achieve three objectives.

They are the creation of a culture of tourism enhancement in society Angola, the entry of de facto tourism in the National Agenda until 2022 and the entry of Angola in the list of main tourist destinations on the African continent by 2025.

The ceremony  was marked with the official consecration of the international model Maria Borges as the first ambassador of Angolan tourism abroad.

This was during the presentation ceremony of  “Together and All for Tourism” project and consecration of the international model Maria Borges as ambassador of Angolan tourism.

Jomo Fortunato said that it was urgent to find mechanisms and quick solutions with a view to rescuing and revitalising tourist companies in Angola.

“Around 90 percent of travel agencies in Angola have been inactive for over a year, with very serious economic consequences,” he said.

He said that efforts are being made with the Ministry of Economy and Planning and other Executive institutions on quick solutions to the integration of tourism companies in the relief measures to mitigate the difficult situation experienced by the professionals in the sector at the moment of Covid-19.

“Together and All for Tourism” project will help, to a certain extent, understand the importance and the valences of this strategic sector, thus awakening society to the contribution that can come from it, he said.

As for the tourism promotional strategy, Jomo Fortunato said that it will operate  in two speeds, at an international and internal level, with the improvement of the necessary reception conditions.

During the presentation of the project, the director general of the Institute for the Promotion of Tourism (INFOTUR), Afonso Vita, said that it will serve to achieve three objectives.

They are the creation of a culture of tourism enhancement in society Angola, the entry of de facto tourism in the National Agenda until 2022 and the entry of Angola in the list of main tourist destinations on the African continent by 2025.

The ceremony  was marked with the official consecration of the international model Maria Borges as the first ambassador of Angolan tourism abroad.