ALGERIAN TOURISM BODY TO BUILD RESORTS NATIONWIDE

ALGIERS, -- The Algerian National Tourism Office (ONAT) intends to build several holiday complexes in various parts of the country soon, its Director-General, Cherif Selatnia, says.

He told the media here Tuesday that "a holiday village with a 300-bed capacity" will be built at Adrar, about 1,400 kilometres south of here. This capacity will be raised to 1,200 beds after the completion of the project.

Two other holiday complexes with a 300-bed capacity each will be implemented in Bechar and Bejaia, while the Djanet project will be expanded by 40 beds.

These tourist infrastructures will be implemented according to international standards and will be endowed with leisure facilities, sports halls and conference rooms, Seltania affirmed.

He also recalled ONAT's efforts to promote domestic tourism through providing comfortable accommodation facilities and quality service, in addition to competitive pricing.

He also advocated engaging in conventions with many partners, mainly with national airline Air Algerie, for a 50 per cent reduction in the price of air tickets for tourists.

"Facing the current economic situation, we must more than ever promote domestic tourism and convince citizens to spend their holidays in Algeria in order to save our foreign exchange reserves."

Source: Name News Network