ANGOLA TOURISM MINISTER AT MEETING OF AFRICA REGIONAL COMMISSION OF UNWTO IN ABUJA

ABUJA-- Tourism Minister A�ngela Braganca is leading the Angolan delegation to the 61st Meeting of the Africa Regional Commission of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on tourism statistics which is being held in the nigerian capital this week.

Angola was represented at the earlier expert-level session by the director of the International Exchange Office, Rosa Cruz, and the director of the Planning and Statistics Studies Office, Mario Jacob dos Santos.

After Tuesday's opening session, there will be a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics as the "best measure for better management", which will be an inter-active session in which participants will address the relevance of tourism statistics as a tool for the development of effective strategies for sustainable tourism development.

The ministerial session will also address the need to build a tourism statistics system and engage national players and institutional partnerships necessary to achieve its objectives.

The meeting will also reflect on the relevance of tourism statistics in the development of sound policies and strategies for the development of a sustainable tourism sector.

The 61st session of the UNWTO Africa Regional Commission is set to end Wednesday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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