Oct 13, 2001, 12:01 AM
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tourism in share boost to urged members OIC Conference Islamic of Organisation The - IRNA 13, Oct Lumpur, Kuala sector tourism their bolster to countries member its urged has (OIC) transnational promoting for vehicle a and income of source a as Abdelouahed Dr general cretary se its to according understanding, .Belkeziz in still was industry tourism world the in share their said He .significant globally arrivals tourist international of number the year Last .billion US$600 over of earnings generating million, 700 to close was international that forecast has Organisation Tourism World The with 2010 by billion one reach to expected are arrivals tourist .billion US$1,150 reach to estimated earnings growing this in share fair a secure we that imperative It's" second the of day second the at newsmen told Belkeziz Dr "industry, .Saturday on Lumpur Kuala in ministers tourism of conference Islamic travel and tradition Islamic the in place its had tourism said He nations Islamic of peoples the bring might level intra-OIC the at .solidarity their ting cemen thereby closer, possible of number a Iran, in held conference Islamic first the At tourism in mainly identified, been had cooperation of areas .development and research and ting, marke facilitation, areas priority three conference, this for said Belkeziz Dr tourism developed a with states member from know-how of transfer" resources human and training, and information of exchange sector, the with considering worth issues as identified been had "development .countries member all to benefits the extending of view Abdul Minister Tourism and Arts Culture, Malaysia's Meanwhile, and promoting in experience Malaysia's shared said Fadzir Sheikh Kadir building the through industry tourism the of development the assisting private the and agencies public relevant with partnership smart of .sector the increase to helping was market tourism domestic the said He the strengthening thereby country, the within money of circulation .economy create help also would nations Islamic among travel Encouraging .investment and business in opportunities more than more millennium, the of decade first the in that said Kadir Asia, South Pacific, the and Asia East visit would people million 300 per percent 5 at estimated growth with Africa, and East Middle the .annum BN/HM End