EXCHANGE RATES: 1 USD = 59.500 MZN | 1 GBP = 79.333 MZN | 1 EUR = 70.000 MZN | 1 ZAR = 4.722 MZN | HEADLINES: Government Dissatisfied With Tourism Revenue: Maybe Government To Blame! | Cahora Bassa: Shares Will End In Tears | Sacrifice Of Bob To Save ZANU, Best Trick In 37 Years | N4 Toll Increase On 1 December 2017 | End of an Era: Part 2 of 2 | The End of an Era: Part 1 of 2 | Breaking News: Bob Is Out | Military Tensions Rise in Zimbabwe | Mozambique Website Maintenance | The Bridge Over The River Save |
Government Dissatisfied With Tourism Revenue: Maybe Government To Blame!
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Government Dissatisfied With Tourism Revenue: Maybe Government To Blame!
Published: 2017-12-05
The Mozambican government is dissatisfied with the revenue generated so far by tourism, declared Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Monday.

opinion insert (maybe if the Frelimo Government make it easy for tourists to visit, the revenue will enter. maybe if the fake officials at the border posts are chased away, maybe if the cops dont harras the foreign cars, maybe if the officials dont milk and fine lodges to death, then maybe it will grow)

Speaking at the launch in Maputo of the country’s first Tourism Forum, Rosario said that revenue should be much higher, given Mozambique’s vast and diverse tourism potential.

Currently tourism accounts for about 2.5 per cent of Mozambique’s gross domestic product and employs 61,000 workers.

The Prime Minister regarded these figures as relatively low and as a challenge that called for greater commitment from tourism businesses. He wanted to see all stakeholders in the tourism industry displaying more dynamism in promoting the Mozambican tourism band.

“This GDP percentage is a challenge for all of us”, said Rosario, “since the country possesses enormous tourism potential, ranging from its beautiful beaches and coastal attractions, to the distinctive fauna and flora of the Mozambican ecosystem, and the rich history and culture of our people”.

He urged tourism companies to design more attractive packages for Mozambican citizens, since domestic tourism has the advantage of taking place throughout the year. Cultivating domestic tourism would bring in more revenue, he argued, and would encourage national unity.

Rosario said the government has been working to create a more favourable environment for investment, and as a result Mozambique has risen eight places in the index of competitiveness in travel and tourism, published by the World Economic Forum. Mozambique has moved up from 130th position in 2015 to 122 this year, out of a total of 141 countries assessed.

Among the government’s priorities for the tourism industry, Rosario said, is the need to train continually the professionals who provides services in tourist establishments and in restaurants.

The Tourism Forum is an initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as part of the government’s drive to turn Mozambique into a world class tourism destination.

Source: AIM
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