Angolan government to spend more than US$100 million on hotels and tourism in 2014

31 December 2013

The Angolan government plans to spend more than US$100 million in the hotel and tourism sector in 2014, on construction of hotel units and job training, Hotels and Tourism Minister Pedro Mutinde said in Luanda.

During a recent ceremony to offer end-of-year greetings to sector personnel, Mutinde said that some of that amount would be used to finish four of the five Tourism Development Institute (Infotur) hotels being built in various provinces.

He recalled that the first Infotur hotel unit was inaugurated last September in Namibe, adding that the rest of the US$100 million would be used to build the Luanda Hotel School.

“Regarding 2013, we note with satisfaction the opening of 21 new hotel, pension and resort village ventures, adding 1,016 beds to the existing supply and creating 1,400 jobs,” Mutinde said. (macauhub)