National Director of Tourism, Cândido Langa, revealed in Maputo last week that the hotel and tourism sector in Mozambique had earned about five billion meticais in revenue over the festive season.
Speaking during a ministerial meeting concerning the festive season, Langa said that 324,700 guests were registered, of which 203,000 were nationals and 121,000 foreigners, and that Maputo was the most popular destination, with 148,000 visitors, followed by 103,000 visiting Inhambane and 23,000 Gaza.
According to Langa, these results were facilitated by inspection activities carried out before the festive season, such as “the inspection, in November 2022, of 600 commercial hospitality and tourism establishments to assess their degree of preparation for [the] holiday season”.
“At the beginning of November, 2022,” Langa added, “the National Directorate of Tourism monitored the health protocol measures of Ccovid-19, verified the occupancy rate and promoted awareness of good service practice, in addition to publicising the recently launched electronic visa platform.”
On the basis of preliminary data, Langa declared a positive balance to the sector over the festive season.