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Oman Set To Host UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

October 26, 2017 Conferences No Comments Email Email

The second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 11 – 12 December 2017, bringing together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture as well as private sector stakeholders and experts with the objective of building and strengthening partnerships between the Tourism and Culture sectors.

 The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, thereby offering a unique opportunity to explore and highlight tourism’s potential to help transform the world into a place of prosperity and wellbeing for all. 

According to the UNWTO, with tourism on the increase right across the globe and an increasing demand for cultural tourism, it is import to identify key opportunities and obstacles for a stronger cooperation between tourism and culture and to discuss sustainable development that strengthens socio-economic links and reinforces mutual engagement in the promotion, protection and safeguarding of culture and heritage. 

Gathering tourism and culture stakeholders from all world regions in Muscat, Oman; the conference will address a wide range of topics, including governance models, tourism development and protection of cultural heritage, culture and tourism in urban development and creativity, and exploring cultural landscape in tourism as a vehicle for sustainable development in destinations worldwide.

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