Seven new hotel establishments, including hotels, inns, and hostels of different categories and classifications were awarded licenses in the first half of the year in Angola’s Benguela province, making a total of 272 available beds, a provincial official said.
The provincial director for Retail, Hotels and Tourism in Benguela, Alice Cabral, noted that the new units, along with the expansion of Hotel Restinga (Lobito municipal area), the province now has a total of 163 establishments with 2,700 rooms and 2,900 beds.
In terms of licensing in the restaurant and other related sectors she said that 72 units were licensed in the first six months of the year, and that the province had a total of 929 units, with capacity to 17,000 places.
On giving a half-year summary of the sector, Cabral admitted that most commercial establishments remained concentrated in the municipal areas of Benguela and Lobito, on the coast of Benguela province. (macauhub)