Wednesday, June 26, 2019  "maquis in Abidjan" photo:/other source.


Ivory Coast: Crackdown on illegal travel and car rental agencies as well as non-tax paying Hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars as early as Sunday, June 30.

12 commissioners, 15 inspectors, and 45 controllers sworn in before the Court since October 18, 2018, will, from June the end of June, track down illegal travel and car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and bars.  

In response to a series of recommendations issued at a seminar of forsworn agents of the Ministry of Tourism and Recreation held on June 25 and 26 at the National Library in Abidjan-Plateau. The focus of the session was the  implementation of directives from Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana, inviting "any tourist establishment: accommodations, restaurants and all other activities of leisure, travel agencies, car rental agencies, etc., (...) to comply with new regulations as indicated in a communiqué from the Ministry of Tourism.

 Agents have the mandate of control and inspection, as well as to recovery of Tourism Development Tax.

This tax should contribute to the revenues of the Tourism Development Fund for the development of all actors of the ecosystem. This with the highest sense of rigor and honesty.

It must be stressed that this upgrading to institutional norms and standards, integrates the National Tourism Development Strategy, "Sublime Côte d'Ivoire".

By Ivory Coast Tribune.