Angola to promote its tourism potential at Lisbon tourism fair

21 February 2011

Luanda, Angola, 21 Feb- Some of Angola’s main tourist areas, such as the Calandula and Mussequele waterfalls and the islands of Cabo and Mussulo, will be the highlights of the Angolan pavilion at the 23rd Lisbon Tourism Fair a spokeswoman said in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the national director of the Institute for Tourism Promotion (Infotur), Rosa Cruz, said that the pavilion would also include DVD presentations of destinations such as the Mupa waterfalls, in Huambo and the Binga waterfalls in Kwanza Sul, the Leba mountain range (Huíla province), as well as attractions such as the Tundavala rifts and the black stones of Pungo Andongo.

She also said that handicrafts would be on display including the figures of the thinker (a symbol with its origins in tchokwé culture) and images of the sable antelope (a species that lives on in Angola), monuments and sites, through paintings, posters, postcards, photographs and tourist guides.

Cruz said that, similarly to the Spanish International Tourism Fair (Fitur) held from 19 to 23 January, Angola would take part in the Lisbon Tourism with over 20 operators from the sector, linked to hotel units and travel agencies, which are expected to use the event to establish investment partnerships.

BTL 2011, which will be held from 23 to 27 February and this year aims to promote tourism in Portugal to the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), will be held at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) facilities and Thailand is the guest international destination. (macauhub)