Mozambique’s hotel sector posts revenue of US$28 million in first half

17 September 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 Sept – Mozambique’s hotels and other accommodation posted revenue totalling 703.2 million meticals (US$28 million) in the first half of 2007, the country’s Tourism Minister, Fernando Sumbana said Friday in Maputo.

Speaking to Mozambican news agency AIM, Sumbana said that the figure represented growth of almost 20 percent year on year.

Maputo’s hotels headed the list in with revenues of 466 million meticals as compared with 401 million in the same period of 2006, while Sofala province posted hotel revenues of 51.2 million meticals, or year on year growth of 60 percent.

Between January and June, Mozambique’s hotel sector received over 254,000 customers, a rise of 27.5 percent year on year. (macauhub)