- The Angolan tourism minister Pedro Mutinde has signed the tourism cooperation agreement with Brazil in cementing relations with the South American state. The cooperation which includes professional training, planning and increasing the hotel network, will enhance Angola’s emerging tourism sector.
According to a statement from the Hotel and Tourism Minister in Angola, the agreement complements the government’s objectives for the tourism sector, based on promoting a tourism model that will ensure sustainable development, environmental quality and social cohesion.
The Brazilian tourism minister Luiz Barreto Filho said that Angola has a huge potential in tourism due to its enormous natural potential and favourable conditions for private investment.
The Minister said Angola’s investment in tourism is another alternative for revenue, saying the country cannot only survive on oil and diamond proceeds.
“Brazil already has many businesspeople, focusing on various business sectors, with tourism in Angola likely to be the next focus, as Angola has everything for investors to apply their funds,” the Minister told national news agency, Angop.
Brazil has also eyed the African Football Cup of Nations CAN2010, as Angola will be the hosts, as another area of interest for tourists, suggesting an urgent training for Angola tourism agents by the end of the year.
Last June, Angola’s capital of Luanda largely inhabited by expatriates, was rated the most-expensive city in the world due to the fact that many expatriates purchase imported products at high prices in the country.
Early May, a group of technicians from the Angolan Hotel and Tourism Industry are scheduled to travel to Brazil to gather information about training and development of urban master plans.
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