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Hoteliers point to "revitalization" of domestic tourism and ask for state support

The Angola Hotels and Resorts Association (AHRA) considered this Monday that domestic tourism "is revitalizing", as a result of the decrease in international travel, urging the Government to "greater understanding and financial support" to the sector.


"What we need is financial support in conditions of economic and financial viability within the scope of programs to revitalize the economy, which are the responsibility of the State bodies", stated the president of AHARA, Ramiro Barreira.

In a message, released on the occasion of the New Year, the official said he expected, in 2022, "a greater understanding of the authorities" towards this "very important sector to help develop the country, at a time when domestic tourism is beginning to revitalize".

According to Ramiro Barreira, who has not forgotten the setbacks and adversities arising from covid-19, especially in the last three years, this year AHARA wants to be "closer to its members in order to understand their difficulties and anxieties".

"We will continue our agenda of monthly meetings of the board of directors and will maintain permanent contacts as an executive, through the Ministries of Culture, Tourism and Environment and the Economy so that policies to support the economy are also included in our sector", he pointed out.

The players in the hotel sector, whose workforce before the crisis was around 223,000 direct workers, stressed the president of AHARA, is a very important force and "not always" has "found the best support policies" for the sector.

"We are hopeful and convinced that 2022 will be different. We are also hopeful that this year, which is now beginning, we will learn to live and work with covid-19, on a basis of great sustainability and productivity," concluded Ramiro Barreira.

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