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Steadily growing conversion of the old run-down "Roças" into restaurants, hotels, exhibitions and museums

Nice. Id like to see the same in Ghana etc. The colonial era buildings arent quite as nice but still would make a good use.

This country has NO excuse for not being on the map. You can fly from Accra now so quite a few expats in Ghana go over for weekend breaks.
 

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Nice. Id like to see the same in Ghana etc. The colonial era buildings arent quite as nice but still would make a good use.

This country has NO excuse for not being on the map. You can fly from Accra now so quite a few expats in Ghana go over for weekend breaks.

But in terms of tourism Ghana is definitely more developed and globally more visible & appealing than Sao Tome at present, Popa1980!!

But it could do a lot more, I totally agree with you.
 

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ST & P, Gabon, Moz should all be international names. Sad.

Gabon has so much potential... But I lost hope on it.

Mozambique is not that bad, at least it is raising its head....without that war, the country would be the tropical equivalent of South Africa by now in terms of tourism. I am dead sure...but the socialists had another "better" agenda for the country. Voilà.
 

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Gabon has so much potential... But I lost hope on it.

Mozambique is not that bad, at least it is raising its head....without that war, the country would be the tropical equivalent of South Africa by now in terms of tourism. I am dead sure...but the socialists had another "better" agenda for the country. Voilà.


Every year i hear of a new plan in Gabon for tourism.

Hard to say what would have happened with Moz.
 

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Nice. Id like to see the same in Ghana etc. The colonial era buildings arent quite as nice but still would make a good use.

This country has NO excuse for not being on the map. You can fly from Accra now so quite a few expats in Ghana go over for weekend breaks.
The biggest problem of Sao Tome I found is its airport which cannot receive bigger aircrafts. This limits the flights from overseas like Europe or South America.
Not suprisingly the only european airline operating in Sao Tome is TAP Portugal. But even TAP has to stop over in Accra for refuelling before going further to TMS.
Are there any possibilities to extend airport runway?

The country deserves more tourists. I was delighted to had a chance to visit Sao Tome and would love to come back.
 

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The biggest problem of Sao Tome I found is its airport which cannot receive bigger aircrafts. This limits the flights from overseas like Europe or South America.

Not suprisingly the only european airline operating in Sao Tome is TAP Portugal. But even TAP has to stop over in Accra for refuelling before going further to TMS.

Are there any possibilities to extend airport runway?



The country deserves more tourists. I was delighted to had a chance to visit Sao Tome and would love to come back.


This is Africa.

We dont utilise anything well- our soils, our rivers, our minerals, our oils, our tourism potential. I think tourism as an industry is overrated but for smaller nations like ST it could make a massive difference.

Apart from obvious European markets they could market it as a luxury weekend break to the millions of wealthy who live between Abidjan and Lagos.

It really isnt rocket science!
 

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This is Africa.

We dont utilise anything well- our soils, our rivers, our minerals, our oils, our tourism potential. I think tourism as an industry is overrated but for smaller nations like ST it could make a massive difference.

Apart from obvious European markets they could market it as a luxury weekend break to the millions of wealthy who live between Abidjan and Lagos
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It really isnt rocket science!
that's precisely what is being done. its offered as a joint destination with accra and sao tome and marketed to many black travel groups in america and in lagos
 

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Various more rocas ...

Zona norte de São Tomé. No Norte pode visitar lugares paradisíacos, roças com traça colonial, a maior comunidade piscatória do país e a não perder o marco dos descobrimentos onde os navegadores portugueses pisaram o solo de São Tomé em 21 de Dezembro de 1470. Visite o Norte e saiba mais histórias com Coisas Belas de São Tomé e Príncipe. Somos os maiores conhecedores das nossas Ilhas e estamos a sua espera















SÃO TOMÉ E PRINCIPE


Não é meu Não é teu… É nosso

Realizador: Nilton Medeiros e Magdalena Bialoborska


No início do século XX quase toda a superfície do arquipélago era ocupada pelas roças, estruturas agrárias que surgiram para produzir em grande escala duas culturas introduzidas nas ilhas, café e cacau. A maioria das roças estavam nas mãos dos portugueses. Entre 1890 e 1920 as quantidades de cacau exportado do arquipélago eram significativas, mas o declínio da produção começou pouco depois. Com a independência, as roças foram nacionalizadas e nas décadas que se seguiram a produção baixou ainda mais.
Actualmente a maior parte do património arquitectónico está em avançado estado de degradação e a produção de café e cacau é muito reduzida.
“Nem meu nem teu… é nosso” regista uma polifonia de opiniões sobre a nacionalização das roças em São Tomé e Príncipe.












 
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