Mozambican tourism institute invests in rural tourism

10 December 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 10 Dec – Mozambique’s National Tourism Institute (Inatur) is next week due to inaugurate a rural tourism unit in the district of Moamba as part of its so-called Kapulana programme, Macauhub has learned from an Inatur source.

The establishment, which cost 10 million meticals (US$357,000) and is located some 60 kilometres from the capital, Maputo, is part of a Mozambican government project to minimise the lack of accommodation in the country’s districts and create reasonable accommodation for travellers and tourists.

Two larger establishments will be opened by March in the districts of Guijá and Alto Molocué, in the provinces of Gaza and Zambezia, in the south and central-north regions of the country.

The name “Kapulana” is the national dress for women in Mozambique, and was chosen due to the need to create a genuinely Mozambican brand in the country’s hotels.

Some 60 accommodation units are due to be built as part of this project, which are expected to net income of 9.7 million meticals per year. (macauhub)