Mozambique plans to attend four tourism fairs

26 July 2012

Mozambique plans to exhibit its tourist potential at four fairs in the second half of the year, and the country’s National Tourism Institute (Inatur) has invited the country’s tour operators to take part in them, Inatur said.

According to Inatur, a unit of the Tourism Ministry, Mozambique will attend the following fairs: Sanganai/Hlanganani (Harare, Zimbabwe), TTG Incontri (Rimini, Italy), World Travel Market/WTM (London, United Kingdom) and EIBTM (Barcelona, Spain).

The fairs will take place in October (Zimbabwe and Italy) and November (London and Barcelona).

Inatur noted that promoting Mozambique as a tourist destination includes taking part in tourism fairs, which are a meeting point for tour operators, travel agents, hotels, tourists, and businesspeople from across the world.

At these fair Mozambique has exhibited tour guides, brochures about parks and reserves, islands and beaches, and other general information about investments in the country, particularly in the tourism sector. The Mozambican government hopes to increase the contribution of the tourism sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 2.5 percent at the moment to 4 percent in the future.

The Mozambique pavilions have also exhibited a film about the wealth of flora and fauna in the Gorongosa National Park.

The Mozambican government is investing heavily in airport facilities as a way of improving the links between Mozambique and the world, including transforming the Nacala airbase into an international civilian airport. (macauhub)