Mission from Brazil visits Maputo to discuss tourism promotion

17 March 2015

A Brazilian business mission will travel to Maputo next April with a view to developing tourism promotion initiatives in Mozambique, the Mozambican press reported.

The contact was initiated in May 2014, when the president of the Brazilian Tourism Company (Embratur), Vicente Neto, received the advisor on Tourism and Culture of the Mozambican Embassy, Romualdo Lodino do Carmo Johnam.

In addition to the strategies to promote the image of Mozambican tourism the Brazilian government is interested in sharing with the African country initiatives such as the National Programme for Access to Technical Education and Employment (Pronatec), which was established in 2011 and offers hundreds of qualification courses, including in the tourism sector.

“Mozambique’s interest in our experience of international promotion is a recognition, so this mission will strengthen the expansion of our foreign policy to focus on Africa and Latin America as potential source markets for Brazil,” said Vicente Neto, president of Embratur.

Despite its interest in cooperation, Mozambique is not among the African countries that send tourists to Brazil, whose list for 2013 is led by South Africa (21,212), Angola (38,587), Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) (3,158) and Nigeria (3,918). (macauhub/BR/MZ)