Maputo, Mozambique, 3 June – The Limpopo National Park (PNL), in Mozambique’s Gaza province, posted revenue from tourism of 1 million meticals (US$30,000) in the first quarter of the year, the park’s tourism coordinator said.
Cited by newspaper O País, Lodovico Salinha said that the revenues were from over 8,000 tourists entering the park, 6,000 of which were foreigners.
The statistics showed that the peak of entries took place in Easter week, in April, which coincided with school holidays in neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa.
Salinha also said that revenues in the first quarter of 2010, represented a drop against the same period of 2009, but added that a significant increase was expected in the second half of 2010, due to the Soccer World Cup, which will take place in South Africa.
Salinha added that activities were underway to promote the park in foreign markets, specifically at national and international fairs, as well as the construction of hotels, luxury inns and floating houses along the Massingir dam in order to make the park more attractive.
Limpopo National Park was named as a national park in November, 2001, and brought together the Greater Limpopo cross-border park with South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. (macauhub)