Kuwait Govt Eyes Tourism Sector As New Source Of Income
The government is keen to promote Kuwait’s tourism sector and developing it as a way to diversify sources of income and create more opportunities for young people, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah commented during the inauguration of a conference on tourism titled ‘Tourism and Development: Reality and Outlook’.
The information ministry’s tourism sector plans to activate the tourism field’s role as well as form the ‘Supreme Commission for Tourism’ in order to put Kuwait’s tourism strategy into practice, the minister said.
According to the minister, developing the tourism sector’s infrastructure is required to achieve the vision of transforming Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub.
Minister Sheikh Salman further indicated that the Kuwaiti government has already started implementing many vital projects in that regard. It also showed interest in diverse cultural activities undertaken by the Ministry of Information’s tourism sector and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL).
Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud said meanwhile that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has many tourism potentials, including the bases to become a global touristic destination with its historical, archeological, and cultural legacy. He pointed out the necessity of activating cooperation and partnership with the private sector and the development of human resources in the GCC region.