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Mozambique Tourism Media Update

(Forimmediaterelease.net) Nkwichi Lodge gets an upgrade

NKWICHI Lodge, located in northern Mozambique, is upgrading its facilities and expanding its accommodation offering.
The lodge is building two secluded houses, Makolo and Songea, to offer privacy to guests. Both are expected to be completed by next year. The Makolo House will comprise two en-suite bedrooms and an upstairs platform. The house will also have private access to Lake Niassa and its own chef. The Songea House will offer outside dining facilities, a secluded private beach and a circular reception room with a sunken sitting area. It will also have an upstairs bedroom with a balcony overlooking the central room downstairs. A separate chalet will be situated near to the main house. (travelinfo)
Tourism investment in Mozambique reached US$ 604 million in 2006
Investments in Mozambique’s tourism industry increased by US$ 83 million from 2005 to reach US$ 604 million last year, an official said.
Deputy-Tourism Minister Rosario Mualeia, cited by the Noticias newspaper, said most of the investment had been in building hotels, roads and in new tourist resorts.
Mualeia said the Maputo’s tourism ministry’s coordination council meets 3-5 July in the Gorongosa National Park in Sofala province to evaluate developments in the sector over the last 12 months. (macauhub)

SA-Mozambique border open till midnight
The opening hours at the border of Ressano Garcia have been extended from 10pm to midnight. The move was put in place to facilitate the easier movement of people and traffic. The staff at the border post would be beefed up to meet the demand of the new working hours. There have been recent talks of having the border operate around the clock. (Sapa)

Mozambique and Zimbabwe plan to cut need for entry visas
Mozambique and Zimbabwe are to abolish entry visas for the citizens of both countries by the end of the year, the Mozambican high commissioner, Vicente Veloso said in Harare last Monday.

Veloso called on businesspeople from both countries to make the most of advantages brought up by the abolition of visas, as this measure would make it easier for movement of people and goods between the two countries.
Mozambique has already signed visa exemption agreements with countries in the region, including South Africa and Swaziland. (macauhub)

Gildo Neves FUTUR-Mozambique Tourism Marketing Executive Tel:+258 21 307 320/1 Fax: +258 21 307 322 Email: gneves@futur.org.mz Web: www.futur.org.mz

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