Africa: More than half of Angola’s hotel offer is in Luanda
The city of Luanda is home to 60% of existing hotel developments and equipment in Angola, with 40% in the remaining 17 provinces, the Tourism and Hotel Minister said on Thursday in Luanda.
Ângela Bragança, speaking on the “Tourism and social inclusion in Africa” panel during the World Tourism Forum meeting, said that the sector has 28,462 rooms, of which 14,088 are hotel rooms and 14,374 are other types of accommodation.
The minister also said that there are 235 hotels in Angola, 1,771 hotel developments, 5,829 restaurants and similar establishments, as well as 317 travel agencies, according to the Angop news agency.
Bragança pointed out as the main difficulties of tourism in Angola the lack and fragility of infrastructures and accessibility, the deficit of domestic production and dependence on imports and the scarcity of hotel equipment, complementary supply, training and qualification of the workforce, including managers.
The Angolan President, speaking at the opening session of the Forum, said that the tourism sector plays an important role in promoting the development and generating income and jobs, and also facilitates the diversification of the economy.
The World Tourism Forum has an investment of US$1 billion, according to its president, Turkey’s Bulut Bagci, for five years to help develop tourism, attract investors and promote the image of Angola.
The meeting will be held until Saturday in Luanda for leaders of the tourism industry worldwide.