UNWTO Ministerial Forum

  • UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum

    Tourism’s contribution to sustainable economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

    The forum will bring together Ministers of Tourism and industry leaders in the MENA region to consider ways to capitalise on tourism growth in the region while building a sustainable ecosystem.

  • The forum addressed the following issues:

    • Empowering evidence based decision making and accurate measurement of the contribution of Tourism to current and future economic growth - particularly as regards GDP, jobs and exports - and its multiplier effect on other sectors of the economy.
    • Enhancing the contribution of domestic tourism alongside international tourism (especially intra-regional) in delivering sustainable economic growth from the sector.
    • Main challenges and opportunities for securing investment in Tourism (FDI and domestic investment).
    • Strategies and measures to strengthen Tourism’s resilience to external shocks.
    • Ensuring that economic growth due to Tourism leads to the sustainable and inclusive development of host communities and the transition towards a green economy.
    • Investing in technology - driven innovations to enhance performance and improve competitiveness.
    • Policies to promote job creation and entrepreneurship
    • Strengthening the sector’s institutional framework, engaging and aligning key governmental role players on Tourism policy issues and targets and developing result driven partnerships with local and international stakeholders.
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    Everyone is free to attend the Ministerial forum, all you need to do is register for ATM.

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Official Partners

Dubai Tourism Emirates logo The vision logo The Address hotels and resorts

CSR Partner

TIME Hotels

Experiential Sponsor

La Pearle

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