Egypt/June 20, 2019/Daily News Egypt /No Comment/152 views /EgyptFeatured World awaits opening of GEM: UNWTO – Daily News Egyptshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The whole world is awaiting the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which is considered the largest museum in the world, said Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). While the museum is still under construction and is scheduled to open in 2020, the site chosen for the GEM is only 2km from the legendary pyramids. The museum complex will be built on a plot of land approximately 117 feddan. During the meetings of the 110th session of the executive council of the UNWTO, Pololikashvili ALSO READ Bauchi: Gov Bala inaugurates 21-member committee to recover looted funds - Daily Post Nigeriapresented a report on the current trends in the international tourism, in which he talked about the global tourism situation and the tourism prospects for 2019, noting that the number of incoming international tourists worldwide increased by 6% in 2018, reaching 4.1 billion tourists. Notably, the 110th session of UNWTO’s executive council was held from June 16 to 18 in Baku. “International tourist arrivals in world to grow by 3,4% in 2019,” according to the Secretary-General of the UNWTO. ALSO READ Full results of final pre-AFCON 2019 friendly matches - Daily Post NigeriaMoreover, during the meetings Pololikashvili announced the re-admission of the United States of America to the UNWTO, after 23 years of disappearance, explaining that this reinforces the importance of the UNWTO in the coming period. For her part, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat, welcomed the re-accession of the US to the organisation. She also stressed the importance of placing the tourism sector as a priority on the agenda of international organisations, especially after the statistics showed that it has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors. The minister pointed out the global economic discourse toward protectionist policies and closed trade procedures, mentioning that the tourism sector is a way to overcome these policies. ALSO READ Abdel Aty launches 2nd CWW under 'Responding to Water Scarcity' theme - Daily News EgyptShe further explained that that travel and movement of individuals between countries contributes to the exchange of cultures and the spread of peace and understanding among people. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:EgyptFeatured share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleInjected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patientsnext articleFRA issues short-selling licenses to HSB, FBG, CIBC, AAIS – Daily News EgyptRelated PostsNigeria/July 16, 2019 /No Comment Sen. Nwaoboshi Floors Ned Nwoko At Supreme CourtNigeria/July 16, 2019 /No Comment Chelsea Don’t Need New Players To Be Successful – LampardGov. Makinde Declares Assets Worth Over N48bnPDP witness raises allegation of $10,000 bribe against INEC officer at tribunal – Daily Post NigeriaBREAKING: My Father Told Me Atiku Is Born Nigerian – PDP’s WitnessAFCON 2019: Pinnick takes final decision on Rohr’s future as Super Eagles head coach – Daily Post NigeriaToyota-Orascom-GDF alliance to complete Gulf of Suez wind farm by October – Daily News EgyptElectricity Ministry negotiates State Grid, Siemens, IBB to establish control centre in NAC – Daily News EgyptJUST IN: Senate To Screen CJN Tanko Muhammad WednesdayHerdsmen: Defend Yourselves, Enough Is Enough – Ooni Of Ife Tells Yorubas Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.