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The Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) said Tuesday in province of Cabo Delgado that the government should establish partnerships with experienced countries in the tourism area to learn to set proper prices.
According to Joao das Neves, executive member of CTA, Mozambique is the most expensive tourist destination in the southern African region and yet it does not offer better facilities than countries with cheaper prices.
“In the current circumstances, where we have very high lodging prices, it is not possible to promote tourism in these conditions,” he said.
Neves emphasized that tourists are not only attracted by the places, but the prices count a lot to attract visitors.
“We have to be thinking about the promotion of products that tourists have been buying in their countries, so that we can see that our country leaves something to be desired,” Neves said.
He said that there are several projects in Mozambique, but all of them lack attractive prices for tourists.
“We do not mean to lower prices in the true sense, but to fix prices with the appropriate products offered,” he said.
In Mozambique, the provinces of Inhambane in the south and Cabo Delgado in the north are the provinces that attract tourists the most every year.
Last year Mozambique’s government collected duties of over 150 million U.S. dollars only in tourism, and about 70,000 jobs were created in the sector.Source: Xinhua News Agency