Executive office of Arab Tourism Ministers Council starts 22nd session
CAIRO, June 24, 2018 (MENA) - The 22nd session of the executive office of the Arab Tourism Ministers Council kicked off here at the Arab League premises under the chairmanship of Bahraini Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid al Zayati and with the participation of delegations from Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya and Morocco.
In press statements, Arab League Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Economic Affairs Sector Ambassador Kamal Hassan said the agenda of the talks includes seven items which are topped by preparations for a joint meeting of the Arab tourism and culture ministers that aim at building influential partnerships among Arab countries in the fields of tourism and culture. The session will also discuss tourism as catalyst in highlighting Arab cultural heritage as well as potentials for developing the cultural tourism sector in the Arab world.
The agenda includes as well assessing a final study on establishing a Chinese-Arab centre for tourism and hotel training in Tunisia in view of the increase of Chinese tourists to the Arab region. The Chinese tourist influx is estimated at a million tourists annually.
The two-day talks will also probe the role of the Arab Civil Aviation Organisation (ACAO) in supporting Arab tourism and the role of tourism media in implementing the Arab tourism strategy, the assistant secretary general said.
The conferees will also discuss a proposal by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry to announce an award by the Arab Tourism Ministers Council for excellence and innovation.