19th Arab Ministerial Tourism Council meeting. 19th Arab Ministerial Tourism Council meeting.

The Arab Ministerial Tourism Council met from December 13 to 15 at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat to discuss ways to develop the tourism industry in the Arab World, a press statement revealed.

Attendees included Ministers from the Arab countries, members of World Tourism Organization as well as representatives from the Arab Center for Tourist Media.

Among the many issues, the Council addressed the development and implementation of the Arab Tourism Strategy, in addition to the tourism activities that drive the youth, as this is one of the most important tourism segments in the region.

The Council also discussed initiatives that will generate tourism-related statistics from different hotels and feed the development of future strategies.

In his opening statement, His Excellency Ahmed Bin Nasser Al Mahrizi said, “This meeting will foster cooperation between the countries of the Arab world, and help boost the growth of the tourism sector. We are proud that the Sultanate of Oman is hosting such an important and impactful meeting.”

The meeting concluded with summarising the latest tourism statistics and presenting the “Businesswomen Incubators for tourism” project, which aims to provide investment and employment opportunities for women in the Arab world.

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