Middle East

Ministerial Forum on Strengthening the Resilience of Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa and sustaining growth

Location

IFEMA Madrid, MD
Spain
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Yes
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Ministerial Forum on Tourism in the Middle East/North Africa (Madrid, Spain, 19 January 2017)
19 January 2017
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The UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) has the distinct pleasure of announcing its fifth annual ministerial roundtable discussion on the current state and future of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa - jointly held with the Casa Árabe - within the framework of FITUR.

 

The discussion will revolve around the dual themes of the industry's resilience in the face of ongoing and evolving geopolitical and security challenges as well as short term prospects (as characterized by the panelists) and strategies to enhance the resilience of the Tourism sector to external shock. The acceleration and consoloidation of the industry's ability to recover and grow sustainably and responsibly within the framework of the region's current destablizing circumstances will be addressed throughout the event.

The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Ian Taylor, executive editor of Travel Weekly UK.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact, queries, comments: rpme@unwto.org

                                                                             

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Fair
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UNWTO
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PETRA DECLARATION - Regional Conference on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future

Locations

Petra
Jordan
Petra
Jordan
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Yes
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Regional Conference on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future, Petra, Jordan, 26-27 October 2016
26 October 2016 - 27 October 2016
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has the honour to announce that a Regional Conference on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future: Challenges and Opportunities, was held in Petra, Jordan, on 26 and 27 October 2016.

The Conference, jointly organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), brought together tourism stakeholders from the public, private, banking, investment and development sectors, who are working in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region and are driving tourism development on a national, regional or global level to identify the challenges and best-practices that are specific to the region, with a view to drafting comprehensive recommendations for tourism development in the future, encompassing the following three priority areas:

  • Provide access to training and employment opportunities;
  • Enhance resource and energy efficiency
  • Strengthen local Micro, Smal and Medium Enterprises   

Final Petra Declaration (in English)

Final Petra Declaration (in Arabic)

Press Release

Final list of participants

Conference's booklet (including provisional programme, foreword and speakers' bio notes in English)

Conference's booklet (including provisional programme in Arabic)

General Information Note

Social Programme

Regional Conference on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future: Challenges and Opportunities (Petra, Jordan, 26 - 27 October 2016)

                   Click on the image above for more pictures of the conference

 

Presentations

Sean Cleary, Executive Vice-Chairman, Future World Foundation

Session 1 - Case study: Abdali Mall. Presentation by Suhair Albargouthi, Abdali Mall Training Centre and Jane Rexworthy, Executive Director, People 1st  

Session 2 - Case study: Linking local products and rural tourism; lessons learned from Saffron of Taliouine in Morocco. Presentation by Emilie Vandecandelaere, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Session 3 - Case study: Jadranka Hotels in Croatia. Presentation by Alexander Hadziivanov, Associate Director, Sustainable Resource Investment, EBRD and Peter Baum, Analyst on Climate Adaptation, EBRD

Session 4 - Case study: Sustainability and Tourism in the Mediterranean. Presentation by Ammar Al Azzeh, Executive Manager, Via Nova for Sustainable Development, on behalf of Sharhabeel Madi, Commissioner, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority

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Connecting people and cultures through Tourism in the Mediterranean region

Location

Maghdouche & Beirut
Lebanon
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No
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Connecting people and cultures through Tourism in the Mediterranean region (Beirut, Lebanon, 29-30 May)
29 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
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Connecting people and cultures through Tourism in the Mediterranean region (Beirut, Lebanon, 29-30 May 2016)

Click on the image above for more pictures of the events.

 

The Regional Programme for the Middle East has the honour to announce that a series of events, under the title of Connecting people and cultures through Tourism in the Mediterranean region,  were held in Beirut, Lebanon, on 29 and 30 May 2016.

These events, jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Lebanon and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), included a Roundtable on Religious Tourism and the 2nd meeting of the Working Group on the Phoencians' Route Cultural Tourism Programme.

These meetings brought together Ministers of Tourism, industry leaders in the MENA region, together with a number of international, regional and local experts and stakeholders, to explore ways and means of seizing emerging opportunities for increased cooperation in tourism development and promotion in the region, particularly with respect to the development of cultural and religious tourism.

Press Release

Final List of Participants

 

Roundtable on Religius Tourism

Final Report

Project brief

Booklet (including programme and speakers' bio notes)

 

Phoenicians' Route Cultural Tourism Programme

Project brief

Vision, Roadmap and Action Plan

 

For further information: rpme@unwto.org / oftc@unwto.org

 

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UNWTO
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41st meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East

Locations

Medellin
Colombia
Medellin
Colombia
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No
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CME41
13 September 2015
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has the pleasure to invite Arab Members to the celebration of the statutory meeting of the 41st UNWTO Commission for the Middle East, to be held on 13 September 2015, from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m., in Medellin, Colombia. The meeting is organized in the framework of the 21st session of the UNWTO General Assembly that will be held in Medellin (Colombia), from 12 to 17 September 2015. 

In compliance with the United Nations system’s environmental protection policy, the working documents will not be distributed on paper at the venue of the event. Therefore, the delegates are requested to bring with them copies of the documents.

For registration click here

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Commission Meeting
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UNWTO
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REGISTRATION - UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Sustainable Tourism Project Development

Location

Doha
Qatar
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No
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UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Sustainable Tourism Project Development (Doha, Qatar, 7-11 December 2014)
7 December 2014 - 11 December 2014
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The Regional Programme for the Middle East has the honour to announce that a new UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Sustainable Tourism Project Development will be held in Doha on 7-11 December 2014, at the invitation of the Qatar Tourism Authority and with the support of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation.

This course wishes to examine some concepts and processes on tourism project management, tourism investment and partnerships, as well as to provide the participants with knowledge, skills, tools and a forum for discussion and reflection on Sustainable Tourism Project Development.

All applicants are kindly requested to confirm their participation by registering online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QTR14-3_Application, as soon as possible and no later than 19 November 2014.

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Courses
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UNWTO
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UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Cultural Tourism Product Development

Location

Doha
Qatar
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No
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Course on Cultural Tourism Product Development - Qatar
21 September 2014 - 25 September 2014
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The Regional Programme for the Middle East has the honour to announce that a new UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Cultural Tourism Product Development will be held in Doha from 21 to 25 September 2014, at the invitation of the Qatar Tourism Authority and with the support of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation.

This course wishes to examine some key concepts and elements on tourism product development, cultural tourism, competitiveness and sustainability, situational analysis, tourism product development planning and monitoring, as well as to provide participants from the region with knowledge, skills, tools and a forum for discussion and reflection on cultural tourism product development.

All applicants from Middle East and North Africa Member States are kindly requested to confirm their participation by registering online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QTR14-2_Appli, as soon as possible and no later than 5 September 2014.

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Courses
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UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Tourism Strategy

Location

Doha
Qatar
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No
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Workshop on Tourism Strategy - Qatar
11 May 2014 - 15 May 2014
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The Regional Programme for the Middle East has the honour to announce that a new UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course on Tourism Strategy will be held in Doha from 11 to 15 May 2014, in cooperation with the Qatar Tourism Authority and the UNWTO.Themis Foundation.

Considering the tourism sector’s important potential to provide diversification opportunities, it is of utmost importance that tourism destination managers have the capacity, knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective tourism development strategies that will ensure destination competitiveness and sustainability whilst benefiting the local communities.

This capacity building activity has been tailored to effectively combine the study of conceptual elements that form the essential base for the reflection and analysis of key tourism development and policy principles, with a practical and applied vision.

All applicants are kindly requested to confirm their participation by registering online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QTR14-1, as soon as possible and no later than 25 April 2014.

For further information, please contact hlouzari@unwto.org / cme1@unwto.org.

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Courses
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UNWTO
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38th Meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East

Locations

Sun International Resort Hotel Livingstone
Zambia
17° 51' 27.7884" S, 25° 51' 30.42" E
Sun International Resort Hotel Livingstone
Zambia
17° 51' 27.7884" S, 25° 51' 30.42" E
Sun International Resort Hotel Livingstone
Zambia
17° 51' 27.7884" S, 25° 51' 30.42" E
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No
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CME38
25 August 2013
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17° 51' 27.7884" S, 25° 51' 30.42" E

UNWTO Commission for the Middle East

Thirty-eight meeting

Sunday, 25 August 2013, Victoria Falls, Zambia

 

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization has the honour to inform its Member States of the UNWTO Commission for the Middle East that the thirty-eight meeting of the Commission for the Middle East will be held at the Sun International Resort Hotel in Livingstone (Zambia), on Sunday 25 August 2013, from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 noon. The meeting is organized in the framework of the twentieth session of the UNWTO General Assembly that will be held in Livingstone (Zambia) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), from 24 to 29 August 2013.

 

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Commission Meeting
General Assembly
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37th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Middle East

Locations

Manama
Bahrain
26° 13' 0.0012" N, 50° 34' 59.9988" E
Manama
Bahrain
26° 13' 0.0012" N, 50° 34' 59.9988" E
Manama
Bahrain
26° 13' 0.0012" N, 50° 34' 59.9988" E
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No
Short event's name : 
CME37
28 April 2013
Location: 
26° 13' 0.0012" N, 50° 34' 59.9988" E

The thirty-seventh meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East will be held in Manama, Bahrain on 28 April 2013, at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and in conjunction with the International Conference on Exploring new cultural horizons for Tourism.

Please find attached the the compendium of decisions, the Agenda for the meeting, the Programme of the Conference, a general information note, a participation form and the working documents for the meeting.

For more information about the conference, click here

For further information, please contact cme1@unwto.org

 

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Commission Meeting
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Middle East
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UNWTO
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High level discussion forum on Strategies to recover and boost Tourism in the MENA region

Location

IFEMA, North CC - N107/108 Madrid, MD
Spain
40° 25' 0.39" N, 3° 42' 13.644" W
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No
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UNWTO - Casa Arabe High Level Discussion Forum
31 January 2013
Location: 
40° 25' 0.39" N, 3° 42' 13.644" W

Casa Árabe and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are jointly organizing a high level discussion forum on Tourism in the Middle East and the North Africa (MENA) region, in the framework of FITUR 2013. The discussion will focus on the current situation and future prospects of tourism in the region, in the context of the Arab Spring, as well as on measures taken and possible strategies to recover and boost the sector.

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Forum
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