The Executive Bureau of the Arab Council of Tourism Ministers and officials met on Wednesday in Tripoli to discuss strategic tourist projects across the Arab world.
The Bureau is made up of Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Tunisia, the Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Tourism Organization.
Participants monitored the implementation of decisions taken during the previous meetings and the programme “Know your homeland for youth tourism”. It also considered bids on the cities expected to host the Arab tourism for 2012-2013.
They discussed Arabo-Chinese cooperation and the exploitation by Israel of archaeological sites in Palestinian occupied territories for the promotion of its tourist activity.
The Bureau ensured the monitoring of the second forum for tourist investment, the results of the first workshop on Arab tourism competitiveness and the monitoring of the implementation of decisions of the economic and social council, as well as within the framework of tourist cooperation between the Arab League and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).
At the end of the proceedings, participants urged Arab countries to participate in the programme “Know your homeland for youth tourism” through the organization of tourist trips or designate the youths to participate in these trips.
The Bureau charged the Arab Tourism Organization with coordinating with the World Tourism Organization to organize workshops on international Arab cooperation.
Arab officials in charge of tourism exhorted their countries to effectively participate in the meetings on Arab tourist investment.
They also underscored the importance of investment in the field of education and training in tourism, as well as the importance of promoting the level of training in tourism on the scale of the new models of tourism