Mozambique present in two more tourism fairs ahead of World Cup in South Africa

8 March 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 8 Mar – Mozambique will take part in two fairs before the football World Cup in South Africa with a view to attracting tourists who visit that country during the competition, a source from Mozambique’s National Tourism Institute (Inatur) told Macauhub in Maputo.

A delegation of Mozambican tourism operators will be present this 10-14 March at the Berlin Tourism Fair (ITB) in Germany, while another will take part in the Indaba fair in neighbouring South Africa on 8-11 May.

An Inatur source told Macauhub that as with the fairs in Lisbon, Portugal, and Madrid, Spain, the delegation to Germany will be headed by the institute’s marketing director, Katia Momade and focus on presenting investment opportunities in the tourism sector.

The film about Gorongosa National Park produced by the National Geographic channel in the USA will again be screened at the Berlin fair.

Mozambique aims to attract 10 percent of the tourists who go to South Africa for the football World Cup.

This year Mozambique has so far been represented at the Lisbon Tourism Fair (Portugal), Fitur (Madrid) and World Travel Market (London) and plans to take part in others, including in China.

Tourism accounts for 2.5 percent of Mozambique’s gross domestic product, a figure its government would like to see rise to 4 percent.