The Angolan authorities should continue their efforts to motivate tour operators, including hotels and airlines, to reduce their prices, according to one of the recommendations of the meeting of the Consultative Council of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Angola, which ended on Friday in Sumbe, Kwanza Sul province.
The recommendations of the meeting, which started on Thursday, involve lowering hotel and ticket prices, which participants said could boost domestic tourism, according to state newspaper Jornal de Angola.
Other recommendations of the Consultative Council are related to organising of reliable tourist routes, working together with the Ministries of the Interior, Construction and Public Works, and Energy and Water to improve conditions on migration issues, road access and provision of public resources such as water and electricity.
The promotion of ecotourism, the opening of tourist information centres and the development of initiatives to promote and disseminate the sector through diplomatic channels, airlines, hotel units and travel agencies are other measures included by the participants in the strategies to promote tourism.
The meeting was held under the motto “Promoting the sustainable and diversified development, with economic and social inclusion and reduction of inequalities,” and was attended by secretaries of state, national and provincial directors, associations and entrepreneurs linked to the sector. (macauhub)