UNWTO to focus on rural tourism in Africa

Windhoek - Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili is confident that African gastronomy, mainly in Namibia, has the potential to grow around the world if showcased wisely.

Pololikashvili was speaking during a dinner hosted by Erongo Governor Neville Andre Itope on Monday evening, where he noted that part of tourism is about promoting different cultures around the world.

"We will be focusing on rural tourism in the next three years and gastronomy is a part of culture which needs promotion for its diverse cuisines and dishes. This is a good platform and we need to use it wisely together," he added.

The SG encouraged the tourism industry to use all its forces to make the continent not only interesting but also important for the people, by and through the creation of jobs, among other developments, through tourism.

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Source: Independent Online