Economics Affairs

Nouri calls on UNTWO to back Algeria in training

APS - 14 February 2017

ALGIERS-Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry Abdelouahab Nouri on Monday called on the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) to back Algeria in the field of training to strengthen qualification and tourism management capacities.

In a statement to the press following his meeting with the Secretary General of the UNTWO, Taleb Rifai, the minister highlighted the importance of "taking advantage of the UNTWO's experience in training and qualification to offer an excellent tourist destination" especially since "Algeria recovered security and stability in recent years."

The minister called for "contributing to the promotion of tourism in Algeria to attract foreign tourists."

Besides, Nouri recalled "the importance the government attaches to tourism given Algeria's major assets in this field, and these assets must be exploited to promote tourism", highlighting "the currently implemented tourist projects need a qualified workforce to manage this kind of infrastructures."

"Algeria needs to host a regional meeting to strengthen the statistic capacities of northern and western African countries in order to draw up an ambitious and profitable program for these countries," stated Nouri.  

For his part, Rifai underscored "the UNTWO's determination to support Algeria in its development process, particularly in the field of tourism," and "Algeria's firm willingness to move forward after it recovered stability thanks to the enlightened leadership of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika."

He said his visit with the Tourism minister allowed us to "agree on an ambitious program in training and qualification that can train a qualified workforce able to manage tourist infrastructures."