Bahrain To Host Major Global Tourism Talks

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Key priorities for the development of the world tourism sector over the next two years will be the focus of a major event hosted by Bahrain next week.
Bahrain, represented by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), will be the venue for the 109th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council from October 30 to November 1. The session will be held at Art Rotana Hotel in Amwaj.
The executive council will discuss several topics on the agenda that are related to the development of the global tourism sector, including the Secretary- General’s report and general programme of work, the UNWTO’s financial report for the period ended June 30, 2018, and the organisation’s budget.
Members of the council will also discuss the organisation’s focus and plans to drive innovation and transformation in the tourism industry by 2030.
In addition, the session will review the progress on the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) recommendations, and the associate members will elect the executive vice president of the Executive Board for 2019.
Bahrain, represented by the BTEA, was selected as a member of the UNWTO Executive Council for the period 2018-2021. This selection comes as a result of the BTEA’s efforts towards developing the tourism sector on a local level, as well as the kingdom’s capability to represent the Middle East region in terms of tourism developments.
The Executive Council is considered the world’s top tourism executive body with 32 members representing the six regions of the world.
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