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Published on : Saturday, November 19, 2016
Rifai, during the visit, reiterated the potential of the tourism sector in creating new opportunities for the people of Sudan.
He met 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 to raise awareness of the value of tourism to development.
The visit coincided with a three-day regional executive training on crisis communication in tourism organised by UNWTO and the UNWTO Themis Foundation.
The Secretary also made a visit to Port Sudan and to the recently nominated World Heritage site of the Sanganeb Island. He interacted with the press as well as to address the issues of perception in Africa.
The UNWTO secretary general with the Order of the Two Niles Grand Cross was also honoured with the Order of the Two Niles Grand Cross.