Tourist revenues rise by 50 pct in 2013 in Angola

29 September 2014

Revenues from tourism in Angola in 2013 showed “a marked increase” of 50 percent rising to 119.100 billion kwanza (US$1.211 billion dollars), according to figures from Hospitality and Tourism Market Bulletin, cited by Angola’s Angop news agency.

According to the same figures, revenues grew by 39.697 million kwanza in real terms and 1.088 million foreign tourists came into Angola, 5 percent more than in 2012, said the publication, which also listed the segments that generated most revenue.

The report noted that the restaurant segment’s transactions accounted for 39.9 percent of the sector followed by hotels, with 21.9 percent.

Of the total number of tourists who visited Angola, 67 percent were male, said the report, which highlighted that business and services tourism, with 79.7 percent, brought the most visitors to Angola.

The report noted that the tourism sector had shown the ability to adapt to new market conditions, fuelling growth and job creation.

The 3rd International Tourism Fair (Okavango) is due to be held in Luanda from 9 to12 October. (macauhub/AO)