Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nairobi to host Comesa Tourism Forum

Nairobi will play host to COMESA’s first ever Tourism Forum from 22nd to 24th August. The 3-day meeting, themed “Shaping the Future of Tourism in the COMESA Region” will bring together the private sector, policy makers, and government representatives in the trading bloc.
The forum will also benefit from the participation of decision makers from the United Nations World Tourism Organization, The European Union, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), UNCTAD, SADC, EAC, IGAD, and the OECD.

The main objective of the Nairobi Forum have been stated as follows:
        I.            Discuss and develop a sustainable tourism development programme
      II.            Bring together private and public sector stakeholders to define the means of shaping the future of the sector
    III.            Formulate regional programmes on tourism, including the movement of tourists and partnerships between member states

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