On Sunday, more than four hundred tourists visited tourist spots in the province of Luanda. To the General Manager of TravelGest, Dinis Martins, the visit comes to continuing those already held in 2013, ensuring that they will be extended until April with the arrival of two more ships.
“It’s a program that is organized by TravelGest since last year, with the arrival of nine ships to the country, and this year we anticipated receiving seven ships from different places, to climb Luanda and Lobito,” admitted Dinis Martins. In October, TravelGest is expecting the first ship to visit the province of Namibe.
According to the responsible of TravelGest, after the visits, tourists answer to a questionnaire about what they saw, the degree of satisfaction and also acceptance. According to Dinis Martins, in Luanda tourists have visited some monuments, including the museums of Anthropology, Armed Forces, Slavery, Mausoleum, Iron Palace and Churches of Remedies, Nazareth and Jesus.
Angola has been witnessing an evolution with regard to investments in the tourism sector, and government officials have been strengthening their confidence in the assertion of the country in this sector. The Minister of Tourism, Pedro Mutinde said recently that his ministry estimated to generate about one million jobs and contribute three percent of Gross Domestic Product by 2020.