On July 2nd, SNV presented the publication titled Tourism Economy: how to promote jobs, income and prosperity in Mozambique, to the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fernando Sumbana.
This publication is the result of a collaborative effort between SNV, Ford Foundation, UNWTO-STEP, private sector representative organizations, and the Mozambican Ministry of Tourism. The publication was designed as a training tool for strengthening strategic thinking and skills development for public tourism managers.
The book covers major issues related to tourism economy including destinations governance, measuring tourism impact, building public-private partnerships, value chains and clusters analysis and development, and destination marketing. The publication highlights a total of 26 cases covering the experience of SNV in the tourism sector of nine African countries. The publication was edited by Federico Vignati of SNV in Mozambique.
Federico Vignati of SNV in Mozambique (left) presents the publication to the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fernando Sumbana (right)
According to the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fernando Sumbana, “We feel very proud to see how SNV has been able to put together such an important number of stakeholders to bring to Mozambique this important legacy. The book will be an important reference for us, government and for a new generation of professionals who will support that tourism will keep on generating income, employment and prosperity in Mozambique”
In his remarks, Federico Vignati said, “Although this book is not and end itself, it represents an important step towards strengthing government capacity to coordinate and lead tourism destination development in a sustainable and inclusive basis. Mozambique has a clear vision; it understands tourism as a way to bring in prosperity to the country. We thank the government for the opportunity given, letting us make a small contribution to this wider and exciting challenge.”
SNV exited from the tourism sector in 2011. The only remaining programme, the High Impact Tourism Training (HITT), is being implemented in Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal and Vietnam.