Angolan hotel industry to be classified based on international standards

12 September 2018

Angolan hotels will be licensed and classified according to international standards in order to boost tourism in the country, the Minister of Hospitality and Tourism announced on Tuesday in Luanda.

Ângela Bragança, speaking at the opening of the 5th National Seminar on Licensing of Tourism Enterprises, said that the measure announced stems from the need to standardise the services provided by hotel units, according to the Angop news agency.

The minister stressed that tourism will play a fundamental role in the development of the Angolan economy, because there is enough potential to foster industry and attract revenues, which requires the participation of foreign businesspeople, who will license and classify the hotel units according to international standards.

“Angola has great potential to develop tourism, but should value its staff and internal activity,” said the minister, stressing the need for staff to be trained in different segments of the tourist industry, given that the hotel sector is one of the biggest employers in the country.

The event, which lasts four days, will analyse issues such as legal status, territorial framework and location of projects and the construction and installation of developments, among other topics. (macauhub)