$ 224 billion contribution of tourism to the GDP of the Middle Ea

"The contribution of the sector to the Middle East is 8.9 per cent of the GDP of the countries of the region, equivalent to $ 224 billion," said Mohamed Al Muhairi, head of the Middle East Committee of the World Tourism Organization.
During the 44th meeting of the Middle East Committee, he stressed the importance of the tourism sector, noting that it is one of the most important economic sectors in the world.
According to "German", Muhairi pointed out that the sector accounts for 10% of the world GDP and 11% of the total labor market.
He said that the ongoing challenges facing the Middle East in recent years have been affected by most of the countries of the region and increased the challenges of tourism sector development.
Al-Muhairi called on the World Tourism Organization to continue its support to the countries of the region and to increase the volume of initiatives, projects and activities that enhance the tourism sector.
The activities of the 44th meeting of the Middle East Committee of the World Tourism Organization were held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in the presence of Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the Organization, where ways of promoting tourism in the region will be discussed.
The meeting was attended by a number of ministers and representatives of tourism in a number of ESCWA member countries, including a ministerial dialogue on policies and strategies for good and comprehensive jobs in the tourism sector.
The Middle East Committee of the World Tourism Organization includes 14 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Yemen and Palestine.
This year's conference is based on the World Trade Organization (WTO) road map on the labor market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and provides an update on the performance of the tourism industry in the region.
The FAO Regional Conference on Human Capital Development in the Tourism Sector is scheduled to take place today.
Egypt was chosen to hold this meeting during the 43rd session of the Middle East Committee in Chengdu, China, as part of the twenty-second session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, entitled "Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals".
"The tourism sector in the Middle East witnessed an increase of 5 per cent in the number of tourists during the past year, bringing the number of tourists to 58 million," said Pololakashvili. "There has been steady growth in some destinations and strong recovery in the region. Other Purposes.
"The North African region has seen a strong recovery, with the number of arrivals increasing by 13 per cent to 21 million," he said.

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