In accordance with the resolution of the 29th Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the OIC (COMCEC), the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the COMCEC Coordination Office organized a workshop on 30 September – 01 October 2014 at the Headquarters of SESRIC in Ankara, Republic of Turkey as a preparatory event for the Ministerial Exchange of Views Session on the theme “The Role of Public Private Partnerships for the Development of the Tourism Sector in OIC Member States” during the 30th Session of the COMCEC, to be held in Istanbul on 25-28 November 2014.
Representatives of relevant ministries and national institutions in the following Member States attended the Workshop:
1. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
2. Republic of Azerbaijan
3. Arab Republic of Egypt
4. Republic of Indonesia
5. Republic of Lebanon
6. State of Kuwait
7. Kingdom of Morocco
8. Republic of Niger
9. Sultanate of Oman
10. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
11. Republic of Tunisia
12. Republic of Turkey
In addition, representatives of the OIC General Secretariat, COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade (ICDT) attended the Workshop. The Workshop was also attended by an expert from the World Tourism and Travel Council.
During the working sessions, representatives of relevant ministries and national institutions in OIC countries as well as representatives of relevant OIC and international institutions made presentations on various aspects related to the themes of the working sessions, namely: (1) tourism outlook of the OIC member countries; (2) tourism PPPs: trends, models and implementation areas; (3) common issues and challenges in implementing tourism PPPs in the OIC member countries; (4) tourism PPPs in practice: success stories from OIC member countries. The last working session was designated to wrapping up and drafting the recommendations.
During the general discussions and deliberations, the participants highlighted the benefits and risks of PPPs in Tourism Sector. In the light of these benefits and risks, the participants made a set of policy recommendations that would lead to create a favourable environment conducive to the effective and efficient PPPs for the development of sustainable tourism sector. These recommendations are made at both the national and OIC cooperation levels.
- "International Tourism in OIC Member Countries: Prospects and Challenges", SESRIC (English)
- "Tourism PPPs: Trends, Models and Implementation Areas", World Travel and Tourism Council (English)
- "Common Issues and Challenges in Implementing Tourism PPPs in the OIC Member Countries", COMCEC (English)
- "Tourism PPPs in Practice: Success stories from the OIC", Lebanon (English)
- "The Role of Public Private Partnership in in the Development of the Tourism Sector in Saudi Arabia", Saudi Arabia (English)
- "Private Partnership in in the Development of the Tourism Sector in Tunisia", Tunisia (French)
- "Tourism in Turkey", TOBB (English)
- "Public Private Partnerships in Morocco", Morocco (Arabic)
- "Transforming and Capturing Indonesia’s Economic Growth", Indonesia (English)
- "An Overlook into Turkish Tourism With Reference to PPP", Turkey (English)