Angola re-states its aim of receiving 4.6 million tourists in 2020

5 March 2013

The prospects for tourism growth in Angola, specifically the target of welcoming 4.6 million tourists to the country in 2020, were re-stated at the Lisbon Tourism fair (BTL), which ended Sunday in the Portuguese capital, according to the Angolan Tourism Promotion Institute (Infotur).

According to Infotur, which was the coordinator of the Angolan pavilion at the fair, structural activities to improve tourism development hubs, along with the tourism development fund, training, promotion of social tourism and others activities were behind the increasing number of tourists visiting Angola.

Angola’s participation in BTL was notable for “progress made in terms of investment in the sector, with the construction of new hotels, improvement of roads, business opportunities available and Angola’s tourism potential,” said the Secretary of State for Hotels and Tourism, Paulino Baptista, cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

The Angolan pavilion, as well as Infotur, also included 12 tourism agents from Angola, including national airline TAAG, and the tourism development hubs of Calandula and the Okavango basin attracted the interest of many visitors.

As well as countries from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) this year BTAL, which was held from 27 February to 3 March, had around 1,000 exhibitors from 27 countries, including Germany, Canada, the United States, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. (macauhub)