The 15th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on September 24th-25th, 2020 in a virtual-only format, with the theme of “Developing Medical Tourism in the OIC Member Countries”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 18 Member States. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, UNWTO, WTTC, ICDT, ICCIA and SMIIC have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges regarding medical tourism in their respective countries. Furthermore, in line with the relevant resolution of the 35th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC, the 15th Meeting of the TWG has also served as the preparatory platform for the Ministerial Exchange of Views Session of the 36th COMCEC Session to be held on November 25th, 2020 with the theme of “Promoting Entrepreneurship for Tourism Industry Competitiveness.” The participants have deliberated on the aforementioned theme and developed a set of policy recommendations to be submitted to the Ministers for their kind consideration during the Ministerial Exchange of Views Session.

The Meeting has mainly considered the Studies “Developing Medical Tourism in the OIC Member Countries” and “Tourism Entrepreneurship in the OIC Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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