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Country prepares small intra-provincial tourist routes to boost sector in 2021

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment will create small profitable intra-provincial tourist routes, to help boost the tourism sector, which was very affected this year by Covid-19, where "everything was paralyzed".

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The information was advanced by the portfolio holder, Jomo Fortunato, in statements to the press, on the sidelines of the year-end greetings ceremony.

"In this time of covi-19 everything was paralyzed, the tour operators, everything is stopped. In a normal situation these sectors should be subsidized with the support of the State, but the loss of revenue does not allow for a direct action on this issue," he said. .

In his speech during the ceremony with ministry officials, Jomo Fortunato said that in the field of tourism, one of the challenges for next year, among others, is the implementation of a domestic tourism strategy, including rural tourism, as a way to promote rural development through tourism and vice versa.

According to Jomo Fortunato, there are small profitable tourist routes, both for foreigners and nationals, noting that at the moment there are tourists in the business area, who can be provided with small tourist routes.

"Because covid-19 also enabled the emergence of a certain type of traders and a certain type of tourists, so we can provide small tourist routes, even create (new tourist routes)", he said.

For this purpose, the minister continued, a dialogue is being prepared with tour operators, so that the infrastructure for these small tourist routes can be found.

"It is necessary to create intra-provincial programs in the interior of the provinces, they are small tourist routes. The tourist can leave the Hotel Presidente for the Memorial Agostinho Neto and then head for the Museum of Slavery, but the operators will help to look for other tourist routes, that can be developed in the interior ", indicated the minister.