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The Tourism Industry in Mozambique 2024

Charles Chinya | Mozambique | 31 May 2024

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the current state and outlook of tourism industry in Mozambique including attractions, accommodation, tour operators and travel agencies. It includes information on the sector’s contribution to the economy, tourism investments and employment, air transport, recent developments, including gas discoveries, and investment opportunities, notable players and corporate actions. There are profiles of 14 companies including international players such as Hilton, Intercontinental and Minor International, travel operators such as Simara Travel & Tours and Safaris de Mocambique, Mabeco Tours, national parks such as Gorongosa and national airline LAM.

Introduction

• Mozambique’s tourism industry recovered strongly in 2023, and arrivals are expected to rise sharply by 2025, although to levels nowhere near the pre- pandemic period. \r\n
• Growth is expected to be supported by economic initiatives, streamlined visa processes, sustainable tourism, an increase in flight destinations and demand for business travel. \r\n
• Top source countries for international tourist arrivals were South Africa, Zimbabwe, Portugal, the US and the UK. \r\n
• The industry’s growth continues to be limited by poor transport infrastructure, limited access to electricity, and security and weather safety concerns.

Trends

•  The removal of visa requirements for 29 countries driving increase in tourists’ arrivals.
• Discovery of oil and gas deposits driving demand for air transport and accommodation in areas near to discoveries.
• Hotels are increasing or upgrading meetings, conferencing, and events capacity.
• Increase in tourism investment.
• Increasing number of tourists arrivals and the trend is forecast to continue.
• Increasing tourism sector contribution to GDP.
• Meetings and conferencing industry is still developing, and there has been an increase in the number of international conferences hosted in Mozambique,
• Rehabilitation of infrastructure that connects major tourism zones.
• Restocking of wildlife in the national parks and game reserves.
• The government has identified priority destinations for further investment and development of integrated tourism.

Opportunities

• Developing new road infrastructure for tourism and improving feeder roads to tourism sites.
• Further airport developments and expansion in key tourism areas.
• Growing travel demand in business and domestic tourism segments.
• Investments in passenger rail infrastructure targeting main tourist areas.
• Potential growth in the ecotourism market.

Challenges

• High operational costs driven by high electricity and water charges.
• High percentage of imported goods and services utilised by the tourism industry.
• High security risk particularly in the north.
• Hotel room rates particularly for international brands are higher than other regional cities.
• Lack and shortage of skilled personnel.
• Lack of internationally-recognised, high quality beach resorts in the coastal areas.
• Lack of mid-market accommodation facilities.
• Lack of reliable industry data.
• Lack of research and development initiatives.
• Limited road connections to tourist areas from the main highways.
• Mozambique is exposed to frequent cyclones and climate change.
• Poor transport infrastructure.
• Poor visitor perception based on concerns of security, and weather safety.

Outlook

• Mozambique’s GDP growth is forecast at over 5% from 2024 onwards, driven by mining and agriculture. Investments in gas are expected to increase, and potential revenues will aid Mozambique’s diversification plan, with travel and tourism being a key priority sector.\r\n
• Tourism growth is forecast to continue to recover from 2024 onwards.\r\n
• The government’s goal is for Mozambique to become a top tourism hub through the promotion of cultural and natural heritage, elevating grading and classification standards, crafting attractive tourist routes, integrating information and communication technologies and attracting and nurturing investment opportunities with the tourism sector.\r\n
• Growth will be underpinned by streamlined visa processing, sustainable tourism and community development and a portfolio of diverse attractions. \r\n
• The increase in flight routes from regional and international destinations and the untapped meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sector will further present growth opportunities.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 4
3.1. Industry Value Chain 6
3.2. Geographic Position 7
3.3. Size of the Industry 10
4. LOCAL 12
4.1 State of the Industry 12
4.2. Key Trends 22
4.3. Key Issues 23
4.4. Notable Players 23
4.5. Trade 24
4.6. Corporate Actions 25
4.7. Regulations 25
4.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 26
5. AFRICA 28
6. INTERNATIONAL 31
7. INFLUENCING FACTORS 33
7.1. Unforeseen Events 33
7.2. Economic Environment 34
7.3. Labour 35
7.4. Environmental Issues 37
7.5. Technology, R&D, Innovation 37
7.6. Government Support 38
7.7. Corruption 39
7.8. Cyclicality 39
7.9. Security and Crime 40
7.9. Infrastructure 40
7.10. Input Costs 41
8. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 41
8.1. Competition 41
8.2. Barriers to Entry 42
9. INDUSTRY SUMMARY 43
10. OUTLOOK 44
11. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 44
12. REFERENCES 45
12.1. Publications 45
12.2. Websites 45
ANNEXURE 1 47
Industry Legislation 47
APPENDIX 1 48
Summary of Notable Players 48
COMPANY PROFILES 52
AND BEYOND SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 52
DANA TOURS MOCAMBIQUE LDA 57
GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK 58
GRUPO VISABEIRA S.G.P.S. S.A. 59
HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC 61
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP PLC 65
LAM - LINHAS AEREAS DE MOCAMBIQUE S.A. 75
MABECO TOURS LDA 77
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC 78
MINOR INTERNATIONAL PCL 99
ORIENT TRAVEL & TOURS LDA 104
SAFARIS DE MOCAMBIQUE LDA 105
SIMARA TRAVEL & TOURS LDA 106
SOUTHERN SUN LTD 107
VILLA SANTORINI SOCIEDADE UNIPESSOAL 115
WORLD AROUND TOURS LDA 117