Angola: Brazilian Minister for Tourism visits Angola this month

8 April 2009

Luanda, Angola, 8 April – Brazil’s Tourism Minister, Luiz Eduardo Barreto Filho, is due to visit Angola between 14 and 17 of April, with the aim of boosting cooperation in the tourism, and hotel sectors between the countries, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The visit by the Brazilian minister follows another one by an Angolan delegation in August 2008, during which Brazil’s help was requested to draw up a Tourism Plan with the required specifications, training and qualification of Angolan tourism and hotel workers and for Brazilian investments to be channelled into developing the hotel sector in Angola.

According to Angop, Barreto Filho will take 26 businesspeople from various hotel and tourism segments to Angola in order to present proposals for building hotel units in the country.

As well as businesspeople from the tourism sector, the minister will be accompanied by bank representatives in order to study methods of funding, as well as representatives of some foundations with a view to training and qualifying staff in the Angolan hotel sector. (macauhub)