Maputo, Mozambique, 17 Feb – Mozambique is to take part in the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin to be held between 9 and 13 March, Macauhub has learned in Maputo from the marketing department of the National Tourism Institute (Inatur).
Mozambique’s participation in the ITB, which is considered to be one of the world’s largest tourism fairs, is included in Mozambique’s tourism promotion activities and aims to attract as many tourists as possible to the country.
In 2009 Mozambique received just over 43,000 tourists from Germany.
During this year’s ITB, Mozambique will exhibit its tourism potential, which make the country a tourist destination that is different to other Southern African destinations.
Mozambique has a 3,000 kilometre coast, its specific culture and wildlife that is flourishing in some national parks, including Gorongosa National Park, which is considered to be a paradise, as well as delicious cuisine.
“We want Mozambique to be recognised as a destination for events,” said the source contacted by Macauhub.
The Mozambqiue pavilion will include some seven exhibitors, including the Pestana group and Rani Resorts, travel agencies Mozaic Travel, Muhimbi África Turismo and Uitkyk Holidays.
Mozambican flagship airline LAM and the Gorongosa National Park will also be represented at the pavilion.
Alongside the fair there will be another edition of the International Tourism Film and Print Media Competition (the same competition that at the 2010 ITB gave a prize to the film, Africa’s Lost Eden about Gorongosa National Park), in which the Mozambican ambassador to Germany will be one of the judges. (macauhub)