Angola’s Tourism sector participated in the recently held 11th Sanganai Hlwanganai world tourism Expo in Bulawayo.
Angola’s tourism sector has been on the rise with significant developments in the sector. This Country’s Minister of Tourism Angela Braganca recently launched the tourism and cultural tour guidebook for the Zaire region. This was coming after the listing of Mbanza Kongo as world heritage list.
The government has already begun the process of opening up to Africa with visa waiver for citizens of some African countries. Citizens of Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe and Rwanda are the latest African countries to travel to the Southern African country without a visa.
The Angolan Tourism Board (Infitur) led a nine-member delegation to this year’s Sanganai/Hlwanganai World Tourism Expo.
INFITUR’s chief marketing officer Manuel Bernardo Barreto in an interview with VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine outlined the agency’s plan to grow the African market and also held meetings on the sidelines of the exhibition.
He said, Angola has a lot of amazing attractions but many in Africa do not know about it and we are here to learn about how countries and many countries have developed your sector.
We have been impressed about the model used here in Zimbabwe and we will see the positives we can take along and improve of ours.
Destination Tour promoter Angela farmantino also said, they have been impressed with the exhibition and it has afforded them opportunity to meet a lot of exhibitors and colleague international buyers. She said, exhibitions like that affords African countries to trade among themselves
The delegation also included Director for KAZA, Rui Lis Boa, the representative from the Ministry and department of environment- Marta Zumbo, Private Tour Operators were Graca Antonio, Solange Neto, Andrea Lima, Alicerces Paulo, Hildebrando Chimbil and Armando Estrela a Journalist with the Group.
This year’s exhibition had 325 companies, 226 international buyers and media from 23 countries
Countries included Ghana, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, GCC, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana and the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)