By Libya Herald staff.
Malta, 5 January 2015:
The Tripoli-based Salvation government’s Ministry of Tourism has today announced that it will be participating in the tourism show to be held in Turkey later this month.
The Ministry of Tourism has invited all Libyan tourism companies that are interested in participating in the fair to get in contact with it. It is offering space on its official stand at the fair.
It has been a long held policy of Libya to develop its tourism sector in its efforts to diversify its economy and create jobs for its thousands of unemployed youth and university leavers.
Libya feels that it has a number of tourism assets to offer such as its climate, desert, Amaziegh, Roman, Colonial history and heritage, to name a few.
Libya’s need to diversify its economy has become even more pertinent after the near collapse of some sectors of the private sector economy as a result of the 2011 economy and the recent collapse in world crude oil prices.
Libya has the highest youth unemployment in North Africa and encouraging the growth of SMEs was seen as a main pillar of improving Libya’s current security situation by encouraging youthful militia members to return to civilian life and launch their own SMEs.