What you need to know:
- Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi has on Saturday November 26, left for World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit (WTTC), to be held in Saudi Arabia.
Unguja. Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi has on Saturday November 26, left for World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit (WTTC), to be held in Saudi Arabia.
The 22nd edition of the summit will be held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in the capital, Riyadh, from November 28 to December 1.
The summit, which is held under the theme "Travel for a Better Future," will discuss a number of important issues, most notably accelerating the pace of the recovery of the tourism sector around the world, and enhancing the sector’s resilience and ability to face various challenges in the future.
They will also discuss ways to ensure the sector’s sustainability.
According to a state house statement, Dr Mwinyi will present President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the 22nd WTTC Summit.
"The international summit that will discuss the future of the tourism industry, will be attended by various global leaders in," reads the statement.
The isles Deputy Director of the Presidential Communications Directorate, Raqey Mohamed, told Mwananchi on phone that Dr Mwinyi will on November 28, address the summit to bed attended by representatives from 10 nations.
He said that the purpose of the summit is to look at the challenges that face tourism and transportation sectors in the countries whose economies depend on the two sectors.
"Many countries have faced economic fallout, especially in countries that rely more on tourism and transportation sectors, so the summit will discuss the challenges and how to overcome them in the future," Mr Raqey said.
He, however, did not clarify the benefits the country will gain from the summit.
He said : After the summit, there will be a joint decision and clarification of several things,"
"Right now I can't say what will happen or what benefits there will be; it is too early to say but there will be results, now what will happen, we will be explaining as it happens, but it is a big and important summit."
Other participants are the hosts Saudi Arabia, Austria, Bulgaria, Barbados, India, Japan, Oman, the US and Philippines.