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The National Council For Tourism & Antiquities and WTO Hold Tourism Workshop In Abu Dhabi

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National Council for Tourism and Antiquities holds a “White Paper” workshop on the sustainable tourism in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, February, 2015  — The National Council for Tourism and Antiques held a “White Paper” workshop on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization, aimed at preparing a comprehensive national plan and strategy for the UAE tourism.

Mohammed Khamis bin Hareb Al Muhairi, Director General of the Council, stated that the “White Paper” initiative is a strategy implemented by the world’s leading countries in the tourism industry, and that this initiative is implemented for the first time in the Middle East.

The workshop included analyzing the future strategic direction of the country’s tourism industry and supporting the major factors that make the United Arab Emirates a competitive country in the industry. The workshop also aims to put the country on a steady road through setting a future strategic framework for all the sectors in the tourism industry and its other various activities.

Al Muhairi added that upon the guidance of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Chairman of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities, the Council in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization proposed a set of recommendations that will enable the UAE to continue being one of the most popular touristic destinations worldwide.

He said that the White Paper initiative comes in accordance with the vision of the National Council for Tourism and Antiques that aims to make the UAE the finest touristic destination regionally and globally. And the approach of “Developing Sustainable Tourism” was chosen in order to achieve economic and social success to reflect the wisdom and the leadership and guidance of the “Vision 2021”.

Regarding the workshop, which was held today, Al Muhairi, said that the board held this workshop that was attended by Strategic Partners in industries and local departments of tourism, tourism companies, hotels, airlines and relevant ministries, to discuss the outputs and recommendations of the white paper and agree on a final formula.

Al Muhairi concluded his remarks by stating that this initiative launched by the National Council for Tourism and Antiques will achieve the future tourism dream for the UAE, with a focus on teamwork that always yields successful results. And this step is considered to be an essential one in maintaining the achievements of the UAE in the tourism industry and in supporting the country reach its vision in this competitive global industry and in the bright future that awaits the UAE.

And that this has all been prepared in scientific and international standards with the cooperation of the World Tourism Organization experts that provided us with all the help, facilities, and expertise to implement this initiative in the United Arab of Emirates.

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