Hotel occupancy rates in Angola falls to 25%

25 July 2016

The occupancy rate of hotels in Angola has fallen to 25% in the last two years due to the economic crisis facing the country, said Friday in Luanda the general secretary of the Ministry of Tourism.

On the sidelines of the inauguration of the headquarters of the Association of Hotels and Resorts of Angola, Paulo Manuel King Júnior added that the number of foreign tourists visiting the country has fallen substantially in recent years and there has been a similar trend in relation to domestic tourism.

The forecasts of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism indicate that this year less than 500,000 people are expected to visit the country, compared to about 700,000 in 2103, for example. It is precisely this reality that the newly created Association of Hotels and Resorts aims to reverse, according to state newspaper Jornal de Angola.

The newly elected members of the Association of Hotels and Resorts took office on Friday, and Armindo César is President of the association, assisted by five vice-presidents. (macauhub/AO)