The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be providing technical assistance to the Government of Guinea in the formulation of a National Tourism Development Strategy with particular emphasis on the development of ecotourism.
The Strategy would provide recommendations for the further development and professionalisation of the sector in terms of strategic planning, management, product development, marketing and promotion, combined with a legal and administrative framework which will support the overall economic, social and environmental sustainability of the sector.
Project activities were launched in November 2018 with an initial mission to review the current status of the tourism sector, and identify strengths, opportunities and constraints to be addressed through the Strategy.
The draft Strategy is scheduled to be presented to stakeholders through consultative national and regional workshops in February 2019.
In a related development, the UN Tourism body has also concluded a capacity building workshop for stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry in Comoros. The five days (26-30 November) event brought over thirty participants from the public and private sector in Moroni.
The objective was to enhance skills in the area of planning, marketing and statistical analysis.