COMCEC Tourism Working Group
Date: 04 March 2014
Venue: Ankara - Türkiye

The Third Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on March 4th, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme "Enabling Tourism Investment Climate in the COMCEC Region". The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 14 OIC Member States including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Libya, Malaysia, and Mozambique. The Centre was represented thereat by Dr. Cem Tintin, Researcher. Representatives from the COMCEC Coordination Office, ICDT, IFC (World Bank Group), TUROB, SW Associates also attended the Meeting.

At the working group meeting, COMCEC launched two new studies "COMCEC Tourism Outlook 2014" and "Enabling Tourism Investment Climate: Challenges and Prospects for Tourism Investments in the COMCEC Region". During the meeting, delegates found opportunity to discuss and share their views on these studies’ findings and recommendations. The delegations also exchanged their views, achievements and experience on incentives mechanisms in the field of tourism investment in their respective countries. The IFC (World Bank Group) representative also made a presentation to reflect the perspective of an international institution on the mechanisms about enabling tourism investment.

The Fourth Meeting of the Tourism Working Group will take place in the second half of 2014 in Ankara, Turkey.

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