First Tourism Forum calls for the support of the private sector in Iraq and calls for twinning with international companies
Baghdad / Muhannad Jawad
the director Musl company organization of the Forum of Tourism in Iraq and Walid al - Zubaidi said in aninterview to the (long - Presse), he said that "this event is the first of its kind in Iraq, where we succeeded in attracting 25 tourism companies from 15 countries in all jurisdictions and agencies and nearly 500 Iraqi local company . "
Zubaidi" the forum aims to engage in dialogue and exchange of tourism programs and contracts between theparticipating companies , "noting that" important step in the forum is the development of domestic tourism in Iraq. " For his part , Chairman of the Tourism Authority of the Ministry of Culture Mahmoud al - Zubaidi said in an interview to the (long - Presse), said that "this event will move reality of tourism in Iraq , from local to international , and will increase competition between tourism companies in Iraq , thus contributing to maximizing the resources of the country."
Zubaidi added that "Forum predicts that the private tourism sector in Iraq is alive and active worker."
He Zubaidi ready body for " the support of all private sector activities to stimulate tourist traffic , " pointing out that " the Tourism Authority provided the best service to the private sector through a number of facilities, including facilitating the movement the entry of tourists and the movement of aircraft and provide better ways for tourism investment. "
promised Zubaidi that" some companies are working for their own interests and not the interests of the public and private sectors , which form payoff negatively on the tourism movement in Iraq there and became brokerage only procuring entry without providing services to groups tourist attributes as There are problems on the rise some that complain about them a lot of states hotel rates. " in
turn, the member of the House Taha defensive in an interview with the (long - Presse), on the sidelines of atourism forum that" holding the forum in Baghdad is very important in light of the exceptional circumstances through out of the country. "
defensive and called on the Iraqi government and the investment Authority to" support the travel and tourism companies of this sector to be an important resource for the economy of Iraq after the fall in oil prices and the country has a high capacity in the tourism sector. "
He called on the defense to" the conclusion of the twinning contracts between Iraqi companies and Arab and foreign counterparts and bring in battalions of tourists. "
for his part , the Director of the Tunisian Aopettmaz Tourism company said travel Fathi Yassin said in aninterview to the (long - Presse), he said that" this conference came at an appropriate time , although we we wish to hold several years ago that the world knows the truth of what is happening in Iraq. "
Yassin added that" we began a month ago in January last reception of the Iraqi tourist delegations to Tunisia , "pointing to" the presence of large facilities with regard to obtaining access to Tunisia visa can Asthsalha within a week. "
the cross - Yassin hope that" tourism companies succeed Iraqi attracting Tunisian tourists to Iraq in thecoming period , "noting that" Iraq is a beautiful country and it 's life until after midnight , the opposite of what moves him abroad , "calling on the Iraqi media to" the transfer of what is beautiful for their country even encourage people to come to Iraq as tourists . "
the capital of Baghdad has seen, last Thursday, kicks off the first tourism forum in Iraq sponsored by theFoundation (range) for Media, culture and Arts Inc. Musl for tourism and travel, while participating in theforum , which will run for two days 25 local, Arab and foreign companies.
held forum sponsored by the Foundation (range ) for Media, culture and Arts Inc. Musl travel and tourism.
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