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Benin Republic Set for Economic Recovery of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Benin Republic turns to tourism

Goge Travel Club members pose for a photograph at the History Museum, Ouidah, Benin Republic.


Following the economic downturn of the world’s economy as a result of the Covid-19 health crisis, the Beninoise government has reeled out several initiatives to jumpstart the recovery of their economy.

Identifying the strategic position of the tourism and hospitality industry as a critical sector in the resurgence of the economy, in a statement released by the government, initiated the following measures:

  •  Financial support amounting to 63.38 billion FCEA to cover overhead costs of 70% of employees salary for the period of three months.
  • Reimbursement of VAT credits.
  • Tax exemption on motor vehicle for those who haven’t paid, with an option of its conversion into tax credits for those who have paid, for the year 2021.
  • Payment of commercial rents over a period of three(3) months.
  • Payment of full-charge of electricity bills for three(3) months, for hotels and travel agencies.
  •  A 0% interest rate credit facility through financial institutions repayable over a period of three (3) years.

With the initiation of these laudable initiatives, Benin Republic through the tourism sectors, has set the engine running on its path to economic recovery.

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Written by Martin Eze


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