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Mozambique more accessible for tourists

More Brits are expected to book flights to Mozambique now that the country's tourism market has opened up.

More Brits are expected to book flights to Mozambique now that the country’s tourism market has opened up.

This is according to the African nation’s tourism minister, Fernando Sumbana, who said that the country’s tourism revenue had more than doubled since 2004.

Speaking to the Canal de Mozambique newspaper, he said that the figure has broken the $200 million (£123 million) mark for the first time in 2009, with Mozambique’s government aiming to attract four million tourists per year by 2020.

Holiday company To Escape To’s Mozambique specialist Mercedes Bailey explained that Brits heading on flights to Mozambique will have to change at either Dar es Salaam or Johannesburg.

"It is…more than just a beach flop destination – Mozambique’s culture and history is fascinating and places such as Ilha de Mozambique can give travellers a glimpse of this country’s turbulent past," she commented.

Ms Bailey also said that the country is Africa’s "last undiscovered destination", with its appeal lying in its 2,500km of coastline, which boasts some of the "world’s best" diving opportunities.

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