Government of Angola updates National Tourism Master Plan

25 April 2019

The Ministry of Tourism of Angola and the organising committee of the World Tourism Forum are updating the National Tourism Master Plan, a document approved in 2011, the Angolan Tourism Minister said in Luanda.

The document will include new measures to boost tourism in the Cabo Ledo and Futungo de Belas (Luanda), Calandula (Malanje) and Okavango (Cuando Cubango) tourist centre, and Angela Bragança said that the current Master Plan “needs updating, improvements, inclusion of new ideas and improved structuring of the objectives and goals to be achieved.”

“We have to recognise that, since 2011, we have invested very little in tourist hubs, and the best example of this is Cabo Ledo which, despite having plenty of lands occupied (much of which with no forecast for investment), don’t have water and electricity infrastructure, among other aspects,” said the minister, quoted by the Jornal de Angola newspaper.

The minister expects that the World Tourism Forum, to be held in Luanda from 23 to 25 May, will be an opportunity to discuss the future of the tourism centres created in 2011 and the sector in general.

“Representatives of large hotel chains and tourism promotion will be here in Luanda,” Bragança said adding that 2019, “will be the year to start concrete actions, beyond mere rhetoric, to relaunch the tourism sector.” (Macauhub)