The hospitality and tourism sector in Angola employs at least 220,000 people, and is one of the sectors that employs most workers across the country, said the director of the Office of Studies, Planning and Statistics of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Januário Marra also told Angolan news agency Angop that the sector is a good source of employment, has supply capacity and that there are prospects that the number of jobs will increase over the next two years.
Increasing the number of jobs is directly related to the future opening of 60 to 70 hotels and similar units, he said.
The Director of the Office for Research, Planning and Statistics of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said it was difficult to determine the sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country because of the way it is classified for statistical purposes.
Saying that hotels and tourism are part of a group called merchant services, which include retail, hotels and tourism, and telecommunications, Marra acknowledged that the sector’s share of GDP is still not considerable. (macauhub)