Portuguese-language tourism players take part in international meeting in Angola

23 April 2014

The Angolan Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (AAVOTA) in July is due to host an international meeting on business opportunities in the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries, the association’s executive secretary said.

Augusto Pedro told Angolan weekly newspaper Expansão that the meeting would showcase the potential of domestic tourism of each member country with a view to attracting investments and promoting the sector.

In relation to Angola, Pedro said that the country’s tour operators were promoting its tourism development hubs, which were initially designed to boost domestic tourism, to national and international investors.

“The national tourism market is growing and I believe that, in the mid-term, and taking into account the investments made in the sector, we will be a destination that is taken into account on the world scene,” he said adding that, for that reason, “local operators should prepare to respond to the demands that will emerge.”

AAVOTA was established in 1997 and includes the main agencies in the Angolan market. Its mission is to “unite them so that together they can contribute to the development of national tourism.” (macauhub/AO)