Hospitality and tourism in Angola create 191,000 jobs

6 April 2016

The hospitality and tourism sector in Angola has so far created 191,000 direct jobs, said Tuesday in Luanda the Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Paulino Domingos Baptista.

The minister also told Angolan news agency Angop that the current challenge is focused on developing domestic tourism, “by creating more spaces that can attract potential tourists, thus developing the sector.”

“It is necessary for hotels to create special programmes, focused on Angolan cuisines or the arts, for example, so that people might want to travel more,” Baptista said.

Angola currently has three tourism schools. One in Luanda, one in Malange and another in Kuando Kubango, and the minister called for other similar establishments to be opened in the country’s other provinces.

According to the minister, the most interesting areas in terms of tourist development are Kalandula (Malange province), Cabo Ledo (Bengo), Mussulo (Luanda) and the Okavango-Zambezi crossborder project covering five southern African countries (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe), with an area of ​​278,000 square kilometres. (macauhub/AO)