The Minister of State Charged with Tourism, Tomas Mecheba Fernandez Galilea, attended the celebration of the 2017 edition of World Tourism Day, which took place in Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar.
Mecheba Fernandez took part in this global event at the invitation of the General Secretary of the World Tourism Organisations, Taleb Rifai, and the president of the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), Hassan Al Ibrahim.
The event brought together ministers for Tourism, entrepreneurs and researchers, together with key agents from the tourism sector, and was opened by the Qatari Prime Minister, sheik Abdullah Bin Nasser Khalifa Al Thani.
Tourism has been recognised by the Qatari authorities as a tool for sustainable growth and one of the priority sectors for the diversification of their economy.
World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 27th September 1980, in order to promote the potential of sustainable tourism as an instrument of development. In 2018 it will take place in Budapest (Hungary).
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea