Mozambique and Cuba to cooperate in tourism sector

Photo: Ministério da Cultura e Turismo de Moçambique

Mozambique faces challenges boosting its economy and increasing its competitiveness on the world tourism scene.

Such is the finding expressed by Minister of Culture and Tourism Eldevina Materula in Maputo on Tuesday during a lecture held as part of the visit to the country by the General Director of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Luis Miguel Díaz Sánchez.

The meeting acknowledged Cuba’s technical support in the requalification of Tourism Schools in the country, as Eldevina Materula mentioned.

Speaking on the theme “Development of Tourist Destinations and Hotel Management”, Luís Miguel Sanchez dwelt on the importance to tourism of training human capital and hiring trained personnel.

The General Director of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba is visiting Mozambique following the agreements established last September between President of the Republic Filipe Nyusi and his counterpart Miguel Díaz Bermúdez during the G77+China Summit in Havana.

The agreement covers matters that can contribute to improving the competitiveness of the tourism industry in Mozambique, with emphasis on planning and investments in the tourism sector, hotel management, destination promotion and marketing and the development of human capital skills.

Luís Miguel Diaz Sanchez earlier met the minister of culture and tourism to discuss approaches to the formation of human capital in the tourism industry in Mozambique, with particular emphasis on hotel and tourism schools, which allow strengthening the development of technical skills of human resources in the sector, contributing to improving competitiveness in the provision of services, mainly in the areas of restaurants, hotels and tourism.

Source: Rádio Moçambique / Ministério da Cultura e Turismo de Moçambique