KUWAIT: The General Manager of Leaders Group Company for Consulting and Development, representative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Kuwait and the head of HORECA Kuwait’s organizing committee Nabila Al-Anjeri stressed the need to ‘revive’ the private sector in terms of promoting the growing number of hospitality projects abroad in order to attract more tourists and increase these projects’ investment revenues.
Commenting on official statistics about Kuwaitis’ high spending on travel and tourism abroad last year, Anjeri said that it is the private sector’s fate to endure the government’s blunders and mismanagement. “Kuwait does not have official bodies to promote the country abroad tourism-wise,” she underlined.
“It is high time to coordinate efforts led by the private sector without waiting for any help from the government,” Anjeri added, noting that, for the first time in 17 years, the ministry concerned with this task was even absent at the Arab Travel Market Fair recently held in Dubai.
Further, Anjeri elaborated that the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the Kuwait Hotel Owners Union, national airlines, travel agents and companies and representatives of mega hotel investment companies should combine efforts in order to help achieve His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vision of turning Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub. Anjeri, stressed that innovative unconventional economic policies could add new resources to countries such as Kuwait only if governments utilize various sectors, resources and potentials wisely.