As 2013 comes to an end, the Tourism Minister of SADC, the Southern Africa block, met in Maputo, Mozambique, to plan the way forward for RETOSA, their region's dedicated tourism organization.
It was the Prime Minister of Mozambique who personally addressed the Tourism Minister's Meeting and opened the working session. This showed the importance of the tourism industry for Mozambique. The Prime Minister of Mozambique addressed the SADC Ministers of Tourism in the presence of the Governor of Maputo.
Most of the SADC Ministers of Tourism were present for this important end-of-year meeting. Apart from the host, Minister of Mozambique, Ministers from South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Angola, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland were all present, as well as senior executives of tourism from DRC, Tanzania, and Botswana. Mauritius was represented by their High Commissioner based in Mozambique.
Source: eTurboNews, www.eturbonews.com