Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy and Master Plan for the Republic of Congo

UNWTO, in collaboration with UNDP, prepared a Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy and Master Plan for the Government of the Republic of Congo, from April to November 2015. 

In addition to the Master Plan, UNWTO also prepared the National Tourism Policy. The project was implemented in two phases. During the first phase, conducted between April to June 2015, a team of 18 international and national experts undertook a detailed situation analysis of the current factors impacting on tourism development in the country and identified the main areas for opportunity and growth. 

 A national seminar was held on 8 July 2015 to present the situation analysis and main areas of focus of the proposed Policy, Strategy and Master Plan to public and private sector stakeholders. The second phase of the Master Plan was conducted between August to November 2015 and included the formulation of the Policy, Strategy and Master Plan. These were presented to the stakeholders for validation at a national conference held on 18 November 2015, presided by the Minister of Tourism and Environment, Josue Rodrigue Ngouonimba. The country is committed to making tourism one of the key components of its economic and social development and to achieve a 10% GDP contribution of the sector.