Published on : Saturday, July 8, 2017
The first national forum on tourism will take place from 17 to 18 July 2017 in Brazzaville for showcasing the touristic potentialities of Congo in all dimensions, according to a statement by the Congolese Ministry of Tourism.
The Secretary-General of the UNWTO Dr. Taleb Rifai, is expected to take part in the conference, which will feature several panels including the integration of Congo in the main tour destinations of Africa, the challenges faced by tour operators and how to tackle them.
According to a statement by the Congolese Ministry of Tourism, “The sustainable development of tourism has become one of the five priorities of the Republic of Congo, which wants to put it in an African perspective given the real touristic potential in the country. At the global level, tourism has become a key factor in economic diversification and job creation.”
The Congolese government is organizing these first national tourism conferences in partnership with the UN agencies in the Congo and the World Bank.