Angolan parliament discusses proposed Tourism Law

3 March 2015

Tourism in Angola in 2014 registered business in the amount of 216 billion kwanzas (US$2 billion) in hotels and similar services, the Minister of Tourism said in parliament.

Pedro Mutindi was in parliament to present the proposed new Tourism Law, which was approved in general, according to state newspaper Jornal de Angola.

The minister said that in 2014 about 600,000 European and African tourists entered Angola and that the number of beds increased to 17,855 in 183 hotels, 88 holiday villages and six inns.

The proposed tourism law establishes the strategic basis for the development of the sector and is intended to meet the needs of the current growth trend, strengthening the measures to include Angolans in tourism activities and to make best use of Angola’s cultural identity, habits and customs.

The report on the proposed law stresses that the diploma promotes job creation and gender equality and is a factor to combat poverty, to bring in foreign currency income and promote Angola’s image abroad. (macauhub/AO)