Posted on November 26, 2014

Qatar will participate in the 14th Session of the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council on Tourism, which is scheduled to be held in Cairo (pictured), Egypt, 26 to 28 November. The official Qatari delegation will be led by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

In addition to Qatar, the other members of the Executive Bureau are Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and Egypt. The participants in the meeting will discuss several issues, including a study by QTA on the criteria and bases of selecting observers in the meetings of the Arab Ministerial Council on Tourism and a report by a subcommittee following up the implementation and development of the Arab tourism strategy. They will also discuss nominations for the Council's quality awards for tourism training colleges and a working paper from the Arab Tourism Organization on the new criteria of a quality award for touristic restaurants.

Participation in such meetings reflects QTA's willingness to strengthen Qatar's role in common Arab action in the field of tourism and activate QTA's membership of the Arab League's Ministerial Council. The meeting will be attended by the Arab tourism ministers in the state members of the Ministerial Council on Tourism, the Arab Tourism Organization, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Arab Tourism Writers Union, the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, and the Technical Secretariat of the Arab League.