On October 26 and 27 tourism leaders from the Middle east participated in the jointly organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), brought together tourism stakeholders from the public, private, banking, investment and development sectors, who are working in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region and are driving tourism development on a national, regional or global level to identify the challenges and best-practices that are specific to the region, with a view to drafting comprehensive recommendations for tourism development in the future encompassing the following three priority areas:
- Provide access to training and employment opportunities;
- Enhance resource and energy efficiency
- Strengthen local Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
eTN Publisher was one of the panelist contributing to this important event.
The Final declaration known as the Petra Declaration was now released by uNWTO it reads:
Declaration on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future
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