Angola: Sustainable Tourism Requires Training



Luanda — The secretary of State of Hotels and Tourism , Paulino Baptista, said Monday in Luanda that the implementation of a sustainable tourism in Angola requires training of people in the sector.

Speaking to the press on the fringes of the seminar on «Management of sustainable tourism projects,» going on in Luanda from May 27-31, the official said the steering plan includes goals for the organisation and development of tourism.

He said the current stage has as its priority the country’s development points, namely the Kavango-Zambezi Development Project, the Cabo Ledo and Kalandula ones.

Paulino Baptista added that sustainable tourism is an intension that people have, but needs the training of staff so that when project are designed they take into account the environmental balances, the eco-systems and biodiversity.

«Sustainable tourism is not that which destroys, but the one that sets balances. This is what we are training for,» said the official, stressing that the seminar will train technicians, directors, heads of department and people to deal with the projects on a daily basis.»

The seminar is part of the Project of Development of Sustainable of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Angola, together with the TrainFortrade Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade, together with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

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