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First Meeting of the IORA Core Group on Tourism (CGT)

  • Theme of Event

    Tourism & Cultural Exchanges

  • Venue
    Virtual Meeting
  • Date
    31 – 31 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as the Coordinator of the priority area of Tourism and Cultural Exchanges, will be hosting the virtual first meeting of the IORA Core Group on Tourism (CGT) on the 31 August 2020.

This meeting provides a platform for IORA Member States and its Dialogue Partners to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the region’s Tourism industry, and its response. It will also provide an opportunity to review the status and implementation of the CGT’s Work Plan, which is aimed, inter alia, at regional cooperation in key strategic areas such as:

  • Development of the Tourism Sector in the IORA region.
  • Promote the Indian Ocean region as a competitive tourism destination.
  • Promotion of tourism investment in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Coastal and Marine Tourism.
  • Tourism capacity-building programs.
  • Promotion of inclusive tourism economic growth.


Expected Outcomes

  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on IORA’s Tourism industry and its response;
  • Review the status and implementation of the CGT Work Plan; and
  • Deliberate on the engagement of Dialogue Partners and other relevant stakeholders in the implementation of the Work Plan.


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