Tourism in Mozambique

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Mozambique’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Silva Dunduro,

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2015/09/18 Mozambique’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Silva Dunduro, explains how the country’s natural resources everybody talks about (oil, gas, etc.) will one day come to an end; but the riches of its coasts, cultural heritage and traditions will always exist. Therefore, Mozambique presently faces the challenge of increasing the contribution tourism makes to its GDP through cultural and tourist attractions that the current peace and stability environment allow. How is the work of artists and culture helping present and next generations to get to know the history and the reality of your country, and avoiding completed mistakes being repeated? The fight for independence, which started in 1964, was as well a cultural act. The soldiers forming the independence army were Mozambicans from different backgrounds, regions, colors that joined against the colonial domination. This miscegenation made that fight part of the people. Again, it was thanks to culture (cultural events) that today we are free from the suffering that lasted about 500 years.
  • Brazil plans to help Mozambique to promote the West African country’s tourism potential

    BRAZIL, 2014/05/11 Brazil plans to help Mozambique to promote the West African country’s tourism potential to foreign nations, inclunding to attract potential investors, the Brazilian Tourism Institute (Embratur) said. At the end of a conference at Embratur’s headquarters, the tourism and cultural attaché to the Mozambican embassy, Romualdo Lodino do Carmo Johnam, said that Mozambique appreciated the help offered by Embratur to develop the tourism industry. “Embratur may as well help us to contact entities and groups available to invest in Mozambican tourism,” said Lodino. Under the terms agreed at the conference, technical staff from Embratur will give a talk to Embassy staff to explain how Brazil promotes its tourism destinations to international markets.
  • Tourism Minister of SADC, the Southern Africa block, met in Maputo

    MAPUTO CITY, 2013/12/01 As 2013 comes to an end, the Tourism Minister of SADC, the Southern Africa block, met in Maputo, Mozambique, to plan the way forward for RETOSA, their region's dedicated tourism organization. It was the Prime Minister of Mozambique who personally addressed the Tourism Minister's Conference and opened the working session. This showed the importance of the tourism industry for Mozambique. The Prime Minister of Mozambique addressed the SADC Ministers of Tourism in the presence of the Governor of Maputo.
  • Radisson Blu hotel Maputo

    MAPUTO CITY, 2013/02/24 Radisson Blu is continuing to expand its world footprint with the opening of its prime property in Maputo, Mozambique. It has 154 rooms and the facilities include three conference rooms, a conference room spanning 25m² that can be divided into three, and flexible prefunction area of 153m².