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12th ICTM in Khiva Concludes with Cairo Named OIC Tourism City for 2026


Sun 02 Jun 2024 | 07:24 PM
The 12th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers
The 12th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers
Mohamed Mandour

The 12th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (12th ICTM) concluded today in the historic city of Khiva, Republic of Uzbekistan, with significant announcements regarding future OIC Tourism Cities. Highlighting the event, Cairo, Egypt, was named the OIC City of Tourism for 2026.

Furthermore, the Conference commended the elaborate plans by the relevant OIC institutions to commemorate Khiva, as the OIC City of Tourism for 2024 and urged OIC Member States to actively participate in the various activities in awardee cities for 2025, 2026, and 2027.

The Conference endorsed the State of Qatar as the host country for the 13th Session of ICTM in 2026 and urged Member States and OIC institutions to participate in that Session actively.

The 12th ICTM also urged all OIC Member States and relevant institutions to implement the Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Islamic Tourism and organize annual events on Islamic tourism to promote intra-OIC tourist flows, through visa facilitation, investment promotion, branding, standardization, and capacity building.

The Conference invited the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) to work closely with the OIC and relevant International Organizations, including but not limited to UN Tourism, on the revised Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Cultural Tourism in the Islamic World.

In addition to that, the Khiva Conference called upon the OIC Member States to invest in ‘digitalization’ for promoting and marketing their respective destinations as well as improving international visitors’ experiences in the tourism sector to speed up the recovery efforts from Covid-19 pandemic and host more international tourists.

The participants in the 12th ICTM welcomed and expressed their gratitude to the Republic of Uzbekistan, for holding the Conference in the historical City of Khiva, under the Theme: Development of the Tourism Industry in a Sustainable and Resilient Way. They also congratulated the Republic of Uzbekistan for Samarkand, being selected as the Culture Capital of the Islamic World – 2025.