Transactions of Mozambican travel agencies total US$30 million per month

26 March 2015

Members of the Mozambican Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (Avitum) are registering overall turnover of US$30 million dollars every month, the association said in a statement sent to Macauhub.

The volume of transactions includes domestic and international air tickets, accommodation, tourist transfers, car hire, excursions and other activities such as conferences and seminars, said Noor Momade, president of Avitum, cited in the press release.

Momade, who was recently reappointed to the post of president of the association, at the 7th Avitum Annual General Meeting, also said that the association currently has 62 member employing 434 workers.

Commenting on the development of tourism in Mozambique, the official stressed that the sector is “not progressing at the same pace as investments” made in new hotels, car rental companies and tour operators, since demand is less than growth in supply.

In this context, Momade called for more attention from the government to the sector, suggesting that border visas should be easier to get, “similar to what happens in Angola nowadays.”

The president of Avitum also pointed out the need to reduce the cost of domestic flights, as well as increasing their frequency, in order to encourage tourists within Mozambique. (macauhub/MZ)