Officials and experts: Future of sustainable tourism is subject to community awareness, investment in digital options

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UAE
  • Date: 24-Nov-2022
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:UAE
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Officials and experts: Future of sustainable tourism is subject to community awareness, investment in digital options

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Sharjah: A host of tourist development experts deliberated on mechanisms of furthering the on-going growth of the tourism sector in a way that ensures its sustainability, and discussed concepts like ‘ecotourism’, ‘responsible tourism’ and the importance of innovation in meeting tourists’ needs and supporting the transformation into sustainable tourism in the UAE.

This came in a session under the theme ‘Reshaping Tourism and Preserving the Future’ that saw the participation of HE Ahmed Al Qaseer, Acting CEO of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq); Mohamed Jassim Al Rais, Chairman of the Travel and Tourism Agents Working Group - Dubai Chamber of Commerce; and Dr Amer Al Kassem, Associate Professor - School of Business at Skyline University College.

Sustainability at the heart of future tourism

HE Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseser highlighted the great attention Sharjah pays to ecotourism, focusing on two priorities; preserving the environment with all of its resources while allowing the expansion of the tourism sector and providing visitors with the unique experience in the many reserves across Sharjah’s regions through coordination with other entities particularly the Environment and

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