Luanda – At least 84 new hotels have been built in Angola from 2008 to 2012, comprising 4,780 modern bedrooms, Angop learned Monday in Luanda.
The information was released by the minister of Hotels and Tourism, Pedro Mutindi, who added that until 2008 the country had 61 hotels and 2,822 bedrooms, against the current 145 hotels and 7,602 bedrooms.
According to the official, the figures show the commitment of the Angolan Government to creating the premises to promote the local tourism and make of it a development booster.
“In four years alone, we almost tripled the number of hotels and increased the installed capacity in terms of accommodation in times of international financial crisis, which means that without the crisis we would grow further,” said the minister.
Pedro Mutindi was addressing the opening of the 3rd Seminar on Licensing in Hotel Sector going until Tuesday, April 17.
He also stated that several hotel infrastructures are currently being built by private operators.