Angolan government to continue promoting domestic tourism

25 September 2013

The Angolan government plans to continue promoting domestic tourism so that Angolans can find out more about national tourism, the national director for Tourism Activities of the Hotel and Tourism Ministry said Tuesday in Luanda.

On the sidelines of a conference on tourism development in Angola, Januário Marra said it was important for Angolans to consider travelling inside the country before deciding to go abroad.

“So that domestic tourism can be promoted, we have to have a greater hotel capacity, more transport and more restaurants,” Marra told Angolan news agency Angop.

Marra said that the ministry had plans to train both its own staff and businesspeople and that it was considering building hotel training schools in some provinces.

Marra also noted that tourism could be a driving force for development as the sector usually contributes a lot to gross domestic product in developing countries. (macauhub)