The Deputy Minister of Transport assured this Friday that the resumption of flights between Inhambane and Johannesburg will boost tourism in the province, as well as reducing road traffic from tourists coming from South Africa.
According to Amilton Alissone, who was speaking during the ceremony marking the resumption of the direct link between the city of Inhambane and Johannesburg, in South Africa, "it is our expectation that part of the road traffic of tourists from South Africa to this part of the country will take place by air, providing the comfort and speed that characterize the air mode of passenger transport".
For this reason, he believes that the resumption of the air link between Inhambane and Johannesburg will allow more tourists to visit the Mozambican province and that it is therefore important for local economic agents to exploit the opportunity and improve their tourist packages.
"The special attention that Inhambane receives, in terms of the frequency and diversity of air transport, attests to the transport sector's commitment to boosting the development of tourism in this part of the country," said Amilton Alissone, quoted by Lusa.
Alissone also reiterated that the Mozambican government is determined to continue with the reforms at LAM, with the aim of improving the quality of the services provided by the company.
With 700 kilometers of coastline with crystal-clear beaches and green coastal dunes, the province of Inhambane has 789 tourist resorts, according to the latest figures presented by the Minister of Tourism, Eldevina Materula, stressing that these employ ?around 7,000 workers, contributing around 10% of the total of 8,154 resorts and 70,718 workers? in the sector throughout the country.