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The Development of Travel and Tourism in Mozambique

Since the inception of the general management board in 2008, the authority was being funded partly by the Government of Mozambique through the Council of Ministers and partially self-funded as a result of ventures with private companies both local and international (Williams 2004, p. 54). The authority has solid financial autonomy, making it easier for the management board to venture in a broad range of tourism-oriented activities. Since the inception of the general management board in 2008, the authority was being funded partly by the Government of Mozambique through the Council of Ministers and partially self-funded as a result of ventures with private companies both local and international (Williams 2004, p. 54). The authority has solid financial autonomy, making it easier for the management board to venture in a broad range of tourism-oriented activities. The office of the assistant to the general management board controls all aspects of tourism. In addition, it liaises with all other government agencies to coordinate activities. It is also involved in providing amenities for tourists as well as promoting the country as a business hub and tourist destination. Furthermore, the board is very much participating in the sustainability of the tourism industry (Williams 2004, p. 54). The major aim of the State Tourism Authority is to preserve the integrity of the environment and make it viable for travel and tourism, and related activities. The authority consists of different departments that look into various aspects affecting the industry in general. As an overview, the board has a complete marketing department, quality control, finance, training, and development. The board concentrates on bringing together other government agencies so that they can together achieve set goals (Silva 2005). A typical case in point is the development of transport systems. Incidentally, Mozambique has more than 3,500 kilometers of coastline, bordering the Indian Ocean. Nevertheless, much of its vast coastline is inaccessible due to inadequate access. The primary focus and challenges are how to improve access to areas of natural beauty without destroying the environment.

The Development of Travel and Tourism in Mozambique