Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development

Review of Tourism Decree 18-2007

In August 2011, the government presented a draft Tourism Decree (18/2007), and asked for a private sector opinion of the paper. Among other things, the Decree outlines the standards for rating hotels and other tourism facilities (e.g., three stars, four stars, etc.). Femotur, the Federation of Tourism Companies, asked for help from SPEED to facilitate the collection and aggregation of opinions from the private sector about the decree. With the findings of this report, Femotur will present the Ministry of Tourism with a comprehensive position paper that incorporates global and local trends.

A comprehensive position paper reflecting the needs and concerns of the private sector is nearly formalized. The Inhambane tourism association (AHTPI) attracted 8 new members by virtue of their participation in this initiative.

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