Angola Tourism Fair changes name after first edition ends

16 October 2012

The Angolan International Tourism Fair (Bitur) will be called, as of next year, the Angola Okavango International Tourism Salon in order to promote the cross-border project of the same name, Angola’s Hotels and Tourism Minister said Monday in Luanda.

At the closing ceremony for the event, the first edition of which was held from 11 to 14 of October, in Luanda, Minister Pedro Mutindi said that the intention was to promote the “Okavango-Zambezi” regional cross-border and environmental conservation programme (also known as Kaza), which is being carried out and includes five Southern African countries – Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Angola International Tourism Fair, which ended Sunday, was co-organised by the Ministry for Hotels and Tourism and by the Luanda International Fair (FIL).  It opened Thursday in Luanda with 80 exhibitors from Angola, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe.

The fair was intended to promote Angolan culture, history, nature, cuisine, and landscape, as well as hosting debates on strategies to develop and professionalise the sector. (macauhub)