Middle East

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

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Petra
Jordan
Petra
Jordan
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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)

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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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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)

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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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41st meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East

Locations

Medellin
Colombia
Medellin
Colombia
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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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PARTICIPATION FORM/ إستمارة المشاركة

 

40th Meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East

الاجتماع الأربعين للجنة منظمة السياحة العالمية للشرق الأوسط

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Evaluation Form - Regional Capacity Building Course on Sustainable Tourism Project Development

 

Doha, Qatar, 7-11 December 2014

Dear participant: By giving your opinion as one of the participants in the Regional Capacity Building Course on Sustainable Tourism Project Development, you can help us evaluate UNWTO meetings in order to improve them in the future. Please be as critical and objective as you wish in evaluating contents, structure and logistical aspects of this Course

 

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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Evaluation Form - International Conference on Tourism Safety and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

 

Cairo, Egypt, 14-15 September 2014

Dear participant: By giving your opinion as one of the participants in the  International Conference on Tourism Safety and Security in the Middle East and North Africa, you can help us evaluate UNWTO meetings in order to improve them in the future. Please be as critical and objective as you wish in evaluating contents, structure and logistical aspects of this Course

 

Evaluation Form - Regional Capacity Building Course on Cultural Tourism Product Development

 

Doha, Qatar, 21-25 September 2014

Dear participant: By giving your opinion as one of the participants in the Regional Capacity Building Course on Cultural Tourism Product Development, you can help us evaluate UNWTO meetings in order to improve them in the future. Please be as critical and objective as you wish in evaluating contents, structure and logistical aspects of this Course

 

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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