The Tenth Session of Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) held on 5-7 February 2018, in Dhaka, the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
The Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) convenes once every two years to discuss the tourism related issues of Muslim communities and review the recent developments seen in the domain of tourism in OIC Member Countries, including international tourist arrivals, international tourism receipts and intra-OIC tourism flows.
Among others, the Tenth Session of ICTM elaborated the following agenda items:
1. Implementation of OIC Framework for Development and Cooperation in the Domain of Tourism;
2. Development and Promotion of Islamic culture and heritage Tourism;
3. Progress on Tourism Infrastructure Projects;
4. OIC Tourism Fairs;
5. OIC City of Tourism Award (2019-2020);
6. Reconstitution of the Tourism Coordination Committee.
SESRIC submitted three official reports in three languages to the Tenth Session of ICTM:
a) SESRIC Activity Report in Tourism;
b) Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Islamic Tourism in OIC Member Countries; and
c) International Tourism in the OIC Countries: Prospects and Challenges 2017.
The Tenth Session of ICTM selected Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Gabala (Azerbaijan) as the OIC City of Tourism for 2019 and 2020, respectively. It was also decided that the Eleventh Session of ICTM will take place in Azerbaijan in 2020. The Tenth Session of ICTM issued Dhaka Declaration and adopted resolutions to develop tourism sector in OIC Member Countries. The Tenth Session of ICTM also adopted the Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Islamic Tourism in OIC Member Countries that aimed to develop a framework to promote cooperation among the member countries in the domain of Islamic tourism and specifies the needed actions for anticipated changes.