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Sudan Celebrates World Tourism Day in Support of Culture of Peace, Unity
an article by Sudan Vision Daily

Secretary of Museums at the General Authority for Antiquities and Museums, Dr. Abdul-Rahman Ali Mohammed, said celebrating the World Tourism Day, under the theme Tourism - Linking Cultures, aims at establishing the culture of peace, tolerance and unifying the country.

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He explained in a statement to the Sudan News Agency the theme of the annual celebration of the World Tourism Day, coincides with 27 September, is celebrating tourism's role in linking together the cultures of the world and antiquities as a Memory of the Sudanese ancient culture, highlighting the educational, cultural and recreational benefits of visiting Museums in a view that Sudan comprises varieties of Cultures.

Well marketing of Sudanese Antiquities and archeological areas would attract more local and foreign Tourists and contribute in improving the economy of the Sudan, particularly after including the archeological sites of Meroe among the World Heritage of UNESCO.

It is to be noted that the celebration of the World Tourism Day is organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife in order to promote for Tourism in Sudan besides supporting the cultural, educational and economic aspects in the country.


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How can tourism promote a culture of peace?,

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Why tourism?

Can tourism be seen as an instrument to achieve complicity between people’s minds?

“There is nothing better that connects two people’s mind than a good conversation” The above quote could be used to describe the effect which tourism has on people. Like a great conversation, tourism could be said to play a vital role amongst people all over the world. It fosters communication in all its senses, intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.  

In today’s world it is evident that there is a shortage of moral or ethical values amongst people across the different nations in this world, resulting in a globalised world lacking these morals and ethical values. Ignorance, the failure to consider the needs of others, and selfishness are a few of the ways which hinder us from embracing diversity and a common human perspective, which  would result informal empathy, internal moral compassion, tolerance of differences, historical consciousness and interpretation. The above mentioned features are intrinsic, inherent and can be found in the practice of tourism.

Tourism has been emphasized as one of the most effective instruments which continue to tackle to tackle social and economical poverty, as well as encourage the culture of peace practice amongst people. In looking at the UN architecture, one is able to see the growing implications which the tourism sector has on the world and world policies. . ...more.

This report was posted on October 3, 2011.