UNWTO supports Sudanīs tourism development
UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support Sudan's tourism development during his recent official visit to Sudan.
The visit coincided with a three-day regional executive training on crisis communication in tourism organised by UNWTO and the UNWTO.Themis Foundation.
Meeting with the President of the Republic of Sudan, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, to present the ‘Open Letter on Travel and Tourism’, a campaign promoted jointly by UNWTO and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to raise awareness of the value of tourism to development, Rifai reiterated the potential of the tourism sector in creating new opportunities for the people of Sudan.
The official visit also included meetings with the press to address the issues of perception in Africa and a visit to Port Sudan and to the recently nominated World Heritage site of the Sanganeb Island.
Rifai said: “We need to build and have the right infrastructure in place and be able to communicate effective and positive messages to the world about Sudan.”