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Country Report Angola

  • ID: 2114010
  • May 2015
  • Region: Angola
  • 24 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Angolan government is hoping that tourism will help to diversify the economy away from oil. It is working hard to promote the country as a destination at overseas events; a number of new hotels are due to open this year and a new tourist visa scheme has also been announced. However, although Angola has plenty to offer visitors, prices remain exorbitantly high and, pending changes to the application process, entry visas are hard to come by.

Angola has a number of natural attractions: the country has a long, largely unspoiled Atlantic coastline, as well as vast stretches of desert mountains and tropical forests. Close to the capital, Luanda, there is a reasonably well-stocked park for game viewing, and in the south-east, on the border with Namibia, a large new eco-tourism site is being developed. Angola has also started to receive international cruise ships, which are now stopping off for day berths in the ports of Luanda and Lobito, and the country's excellent fishing, bird-watching and surfing are attracting organised tour groups travelling overland from South Africa and Namibia. These trips are also popular with Luanda-based expatriate workers seeking weekend breaks, and READ MORE >

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Country Report Angola

Government seeks to promote Angola as tourist destination
Costs remain high
Sovereign wealth fund invests in tourism stock
Skills issue
Promotion efforts stepped up

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