Cameroon aims to boost tourism during CAN

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute met with senior government officials on Thursday to develop a strategy on how to boost the tourism potential of the country, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for next year.

Cameroon’s tourism potential will benefit from huge exposure to the world through CAN, which will increase the popularity of the Central African nation as a tourist destination, Ngute said at the National Tourism Board meeting. in the capital, Yaoundé.

Cameroon will rehabilitate and renovate hotels, improve health services, beautify its cities, install new signage and project its tourist destinations through traditional media and social media, said Bello Bouba Maigari, Minister of Tourism and Recreation. to journalists at the end of the meeting. .

“It is a very important event which will be communicated not only in the country but in Africa and in the world. Our strategy is to sell our country in the best possible way in order to attract more tourists during and after the competition, ”said Maigari.

The world will have a unique opportunity to experience the beauty, culture, environment, modern and distinctive Cameroonian products through creative communication, officials said.

The biennial competition is scheduled to take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 of next year.

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