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OIC Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tr-CaB)

International tourism has become one of the main economic activities and an important role of job creation and economic growth in many countries. It has therefore been given much attention in the national development strategies of many developing countries and placed on the agenda of many recent international conferences on sustainable development. Failing to include tourism in these strategies is to overlook the fact that it presents one of the biggest and, undoubtedly, the most diversified and creative economic activity of all.

Considering their rich and diverse natural, geographic, historical and cultural heritage assets, the OIC countries, as a group, have in fact a high potential for the development of a sustainable international tourism sector. However, considering the modest share of the OIC region in the world tourism market and the concentration of the tourism activity in only a few OIC countries, it seems that a large part of the tourism potential of the OIC region remains unutilised.

The problems facing tourism and the development of a sustainable international tourism sector in the OIC countries are less trained human resources, poor governance as well as low quality services. In order to enhance the sector and share experince regarding tourism and the challenges involved, the Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) initiates training courses related to tourism within the frame of the OIC Capacity Building Programme.

Impemented OIC Tourism Capacity Building Programmes

Please Select a Year: 2015


Venue Date  
Niamey Niger 21-23 December 2015 9th Session of Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers
Riyadh Saudi Arabia 08-10 June 2015 Training Course on “Management of Tourism in Protected Areas” in Saudi Arabia
Banjul Gambia 25-26 March 2015 Training Course on 'Tourism Marketing' in Gambia

Main Subjects and Cooperation Areas:

Measurement of tourism's economic impact Tourism policy and strategy Destination management
Management of tourism in protected areas Tourism marketing Risk assessment and crisis management in tourism
Tourism investment; orientation, opportunities, entrepreneurship Tourism industry Sustainable tourism development and poverty alleviation
Strategic planning for sustainable tourism development Tourism, climate change and the transformation to the green economy  

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SESRIC highly appreciates your valued cooperation and urges all Countries in the OIC to participate in the OIC Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tr-CaB) in order to effectively plan and implement training programmes which will, no doubt, add to the specialisation efforts of experts in the OIC Member Countries in general and play an important role in the improvement of the tourism sector in OIC Member Countries.

You are highly welcomed to download the related questionnaire and involve in the efforts towards the realisation of the high level cooperation and collaboration among the OIC Member Countries.

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