Morocco has been selected to host Africa regional office of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 24th General Assembly of the UN specialized agency held in Madrid from 30 November to 03 December.
Cabo Verde, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa were also vying for UNWTO African Office but members of WTO picked the North African Kingdom for its popular, dynamic and resilient tourism industry and for its successful South-South cooperation model based on solidarity & win-win partnership.
The African office of UNWTO is tasked with promoting tourism investment across the continent by building on Morocco’s sound experience which has yielded positive results.
During the 24th UNWTO General Assembly, Morocco has also been elected a member of the Executive Council of this organization for 2021-2025 period.
More than 1,000 delegates from 135 countries, including tourism ministers, business leaders and representatives of key international organizations attended the Madrid gathering which focused on tourism’s response to Covid-19 and endorsed key initiatives designed to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable tourism.