On 27 September 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum office, National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (NATCOM), and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities celebrated the World Tourism Day in the Rotana Hotel, Khartoum. About 70 Sudanese and foreign guests enjoyed the event, which was honored by H.E. Mr. Omer Suleiman Adam, the Federal Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Yousuf Al Digeer, the Minister of Tourism of the Khartoum State, H.E. Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, and other distinguished persons.
The participants enjoyed by a set of presentations about Sudanese heritage, as well as about digital technologies in the tourism industry, colored by live musical performances. Different tourist companies, NGOs, and other bodies contributed to the interesting exhibition.
Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, and Dr. Abdelrahman Ali, the General Director of the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, presented a newly developed booklet describing the Sudanese Cultural Heritage Sites, which production was also supported by the NATCOM and Swiss Embassy. The presentation generated several waves of applauses among participants, and hundred copies of the booklet have disappeared in a moment.