The 3rd Angola Tourism Fair – Bitur Okavango 2014 – showcased the tourist potential of the country’s 18 provinces, focusing on attracting investment to the sector, according to a statement from the organisation cited by Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola.
For four days, from Thursday to Sunday, Bitur Okavango 2014 had 80 companies exhibiting in an area of 6,000 square metres and received about 4,000 visitors.
The fair’s two pavilions housed the stands of companies from the travel, hotel and catering sectors and airlines from Cape Verde, Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique and Spain.
The provincial delegations showcased potential that attracted the attention of many visitors, notably the Calandula Falls and the Tourist Complex of Cabo Ledo, and the Managing Director of this hub, Lucretius Hose Jr., said that “tourism, if it is developed in a harmonious way, contributes to economic growth. ”
In turn, the director of Economic Activities for Luanda province, Guilhermino Paulo, said the provincial government has spaces available for entrepreneurs who wish to invest in the tourism sector.
Bitur Okavango is a trade fair organised by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, in partnership with the Luanda International Fair (FIL). (macauhub/AO/CV/MZ/PT)