Muscat: A meeting was organised by the Arab Ministerial Tourism Council yesterday at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel to develop the tourism industry in the Arab world.
The Ministers from the Arab countries, members of World Tourism Organisation as well as representatives from the Arab Centre for Tourist Media took part in the meeting.
The council met to discuss ways to This meeting was preceded by the executive office meeting for the Arab Ministerial Tourism Council yesterday, which is entrusted to follow up and study the recommendations made by the Council.
In his opening statement, Minister of Tourism Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi said, “This meeting will foster the 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.”
He also added that the meeting coincides with the 46th National Day celebrations of the Sultanate, marking the achievements that the people of this country and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said continue to make.
Dr Dina Hussain Dhaher, Director of the department of transport and tourism at the General Secretariat of the Arab League of States thanked the Sultanate for its efforts in ensuring the success of the 19th edition of the Arab Ministerial Tourism Council.
Among the many issues the Council addressed include the development and implementation of the Arab Tourism Strategy as well as the tourism activities that drive the youth, as this is one of the most important tourism segments in the region.