Mozambique aims at becoming No. 1 tourism destination in Africa: President

Filipe Nyusi, The President of Mozambique, said that culture and tourism are complementary of one another, and that the country must take advantage of its potential to boost development, aiming to be the most sought-after tourist destination in Africa by 2025.

He was speaking on the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Culture and Tourism on Tuesday, November 2, 207 in Maputo.

“Tourism requires a multitude of services, including access routes, transport, water, health services, infrastructure, and security, among others,” said Nyusi.

Combined efforts in encouraging a harmonious environment, enabling national and international investment, and adopting effective marketing mechanisms are necessary for the development of the tourism sector. Keeping this in mind, tourist arrivals to Mozambique doubled in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the same period last year.

“In the first quarter of 2018 the total number of tourists arrived in the country was 1.6 million, against 1.5 million in 2017,” said Silva Dunduru, The Minister of Culture and Tourism.

“The country’s climate of peace was one of the main contributors to the growth of the tourism sector during this period,” added Dunduru.