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Kuwait eyes tourism as new source of income

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The government is keen to promote Kuwait’s tourism sector and developing it as a way to diversify sources of income and create more opportunities for young people, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah commented during the inauguration of a conference on tourism titled ‘Tourism and Development: Reality and Outlook’.

The information ministry’s tourism sector plans to activate the tourism field’s role as well as form the ‘Supreme Commission for Tourism’ in order to put Kuwait’s tourism strategy into practice, the minister said.

According to the minister, developing the tourism sector’s infrastructure is required to achieve the vision of transforming Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub.

Minister Sheikh Salman further indicated that the Kuwaiti government has already started implementing many vital projects in that regard. It also showed interest in diverse cultural activities undertaken by the Ministry of Information’s tourism sector and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL).

Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud said meanwhile that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has many tourism potentials, including the bases to become a global touristic destination with its historical, archeological, and cultural legacy. He pointed out the necessity of activating cooperation and partnership with the private sector and the development of human resources in the GCC region.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016
First of all i agree with Thomas Thalassery. I also had a lot of such experiences.

bottom line: It will be a waste of money if Kuwait spends anything for tourism.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
April fool news?

Thursday, March 31, 2016
@TOURIST...Are you dreaming? I am here in kuwait for the past 21 years.I couldn't see a single point valid from your loooooong list.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
From what i have seen in Dubai, Tourism indirectly means booze and women.
is this going to increase the number Tourist from states in which it is banned?? (seen from a walk thru the Exhibition Road in Bahrain)
Guess time will tell...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
I stayed in Kuwait more than 34 years and never found anything interesting to visit except gardens and oil fields. If you want more tourists to visit Kuwait , pls simplify the visa procedures, give them freedom, and be polite to visitors at the airport, if you cannot do this forget about tourism of Kuwait.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Hahahah....Tourism!!!!!! they will let the people visit the country ... then they will catch them and DEPORT them.... new strategy for tourism

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
First they should start metroh here, secondly alcohol should be free like other GCC couuntrys and finally locals should be very friendly

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Any region developed for tourism should offer services that not available in the tourists home country and is the more attractive option.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
hahahahaha.....joke of the century.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
I feel this is not even close to possible. First of all, ATTITUDE of citizens will never attract tourists. word will spread right away and everyone would come to know how the people are.

sakthi Velt
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
For sure they should go for that but what is there to watch in kuwait except 2-3 malls, the airport itself is not enough to handle excess travellers.The kind of rules everyday proposed by the ministry is another big hurdle for getting visa.considering these we don't think it will be much beneficial for them, they should be more friendly and developed infrastructure like other GCC to promote toursim.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Howsoever, only those are welcome to tour their historical, archeological, and cultural legacy who are below 50.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
How ironical. On one side they are restricting Visa issuance and the other side they talk about tourism?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
activate alcohol .. everything will fall in place

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
But don't you all think that they are doing absolutely great in this field. Only difference in that the max number of tourists come on working visas.

Thomas Thalashery
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Kuwait has a long way to go !!!
The mindset needs to change a lot...
Yesterday, I was at Gate Mall. The Kuwaiti crowd was jostling and pushing around. They were looking at us as if we were some aliens and were not welcome. Even if we were standing first in queue for the lift, the ladies tried to come in as if it is their Right !!
We went on the Boat Cruise at Marina, as part of a corporate group. We did not take the dinner inclusive package. Right from the time of booking till we got off the boat, we were mistreated. The booking clerk did not give the proper reciept. The stewardess inside the boat were rude. The Captain behaved as if he is taking us on a free ride. While getting off, the captain was shouting and herding us out...
These are just a couple of instances to prove that Kuwait is a very unfriendly country, leave alone becoming a tourist friendly country.
First of all, the 'higher than thou' attitude has to be eliminated from the psyche !!!
Hope the citizens are hearing !!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
HaHHHaaahaa Haaaaahhaaahaaaha.....

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Yes its really a good source of income. But the concrete steps yet to take.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Yes its really a good source of income. But the concrete steps yet to take.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Hahahaha !
So tourists HAVE to be educated ( Bachelors degree or more ) ??
Because as on today there is no place ( legally ) for under-graduated visitors.
By the way, is there anything called as "tourist visa" in Kuwait ?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ha, haa, what a joke ! Still time for 1st April ! LOL

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Woow..What a never to happen dream it is...

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