Mozambique expected to receive over 30,000 tourists for 2011 Pan-African Games

13 May 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 13 May – Mozambique is expected to receive just over 30,000 tourists during the 2011 Pan-African Games, a source from the sports event’s organisers told Macauhub in Maputo.

The Games will be held in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, from 3 to 18 September, and the source said that conditions had already been set up to receive the tourists that travel to Mozambique in the period.

Some events included in the African version of the Olympic Games will take place at the Chidenguele tourist resort, in the far north of Gaza province, southern Mozambique.

Meanwhile, tourism sector officials are promoting the country by taking part in regional and international fairs, such as the Africa Tourism Fair, which is the most important tourist fair in Africa and which ended last Tuesday in Durban, on the East coast of South Africa.

As well as a delegation from the Tourism Ministry, Mozambique was represented at Indaba by 27 tour operators, including its flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM).

There were also private participants made up of 20 hotels and six travel agencies from the provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane, in southern Mozambique and from Cabo Delgado, in the far north of the country.

Mozambique’s participation in this year’s Indaba was organised by the National Tourism Institute (Inatur) and its main aim was to promote the Maputo 2011 Pan-African Games. (macauhub)

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