• Short Summary

    The administrative council of HOTAFRIC--the Society for West African Tourism and Hotel Development--held a two-day meeting last week (7-8 Jan.) at Fort Lamy.

  • Description

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    GV Chamber of Commerce building
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    2.
    CU Sign on building
    0.14

    3.
    CU Painting on wall
    0.19

    4.
    SCU Minister of Information and Tourism speaking
    0.24

    5.
    SCU Two delegates listening
    0.29

    6.
    SV Chad delegate (in traditional dress) and another
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    7.
    CU Minister continues speech
    0.38

    8.
    SV Togo delegate
    0.45

    9.
    SV Niger delegate
    0.53

    10.
    SV Senegal delegate
    1.01

    11.
    CU President of HOTAFRIC" speaks
    1.04

    12.
    SV Dahomey delegate (left) and another
    1.09

    13.
    SV ZOOM IN Gabon delegate
    1.15

    14.
    SV President continues speech
    1.20

    15.
    SV Upper Volta delegate
    1.25

    16.
    GV Conference in progress.
    1.30



    Initials GL/PN/BB/0527 GL/PN/BB/0557



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The administrative council of HOTAFRIC--the Society for West African Tourism and Hotel Development--held a two-day meeting last week (7-8 Jan.) at Fort Lamy. The meeting was held in the Chamber of Commerce buildings.

    The proceedings of the meeting were opened by the Chadian Minister of Information and Tourism, M. Alfred Dessande, who welcomed the visiting delegates from eight other West African countries on behalf of the host country.

    He said the Chad Government was confident of the success of this union for the promotion and development of tourism, created in the interests of the whole region and of individual countries within it.

    The president Director-General of the Society, M. Alcide Kacou, then addressed the conference, giving his report on the activities of the society to date, and progress on the projected plan which will set the targets for tourist development for the next ten years.

    He also reported on the agreements signed by Hotafric with the "Gabotel" company of Libreville and International Hotel Corporation. Under the Gabotel agreement Hotafric takes over the construction and management of a 156-room international-class hotel.

    Delegates approved contacts which have been established between Hotafric and various international financial organisations, notably the World Bank, which has promised substantial aid.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RO867DO99Z0WQH5N5LO71PSP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RO867DO99Z0WQH5N5LO71PSP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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