ALGIERS- A new monthly magazine, entitled “Assihar”, has just been released and will, in a way, contribute to narrowing the gap in publications related to tourism and travelling.
Edited by Art of Adversiting, the magazine in color and printed on glossy paper, contains articles in Arabic, French and English languages to promote the tourist assets of Algeria, including the magical landscapes of Tassili, with its open-air museum, thousands of rock engravings, as well as the cultural heritage of the Algerian Sahara.
The publication also features the new Algiers International Airport, with a capacity of 10 million passengers a year, and the Great Mosque of Algiers, the third largest in the world after Masdjid Al-Haram of Mecca and Masdjid Al- Nabawi of Medina.
The magazine also refers to the Kasbah of Algiers, historical heart of the ancient city, classified in 1992 by UNESCO heritage of humanity.
In an interview published in the magazine “Assihar”, the director of the National Agency for Tourism Development (ANDT), Noureddine Nedri, highlighted that the aim of releasing this magazine is to let people discover the destination Algeria”, noting that the strategy that has been developed is part of the exploration and development of the tourism potential of the country.
Focusing on the evolution of tourism, ANDT’s director general said that the sector currently accounts for 2.5% of gross domestic product (GDP), compared to 1% previously, noting that its development has been based since 2008 on a plan, namely the master plan of tourism development covering all aspects.