Guatemala Participated in the Most Significant Tourism Meeting in the Americas

The World Tourism Organization's 68th Regional Commission for the Americas addressed tourism challenges in the region.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, Yuliza Muñoz -AGN.- Quito, Ecuador, hosted the 68th edition of the World Tourism Organization’s -UNWTO- Regional Commission for the Americas.

Guatemala participated in this event as part of the 26 countries that comprise the UNWTO to discuss different challenges for the tourism sector in the region.

UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, inaugurated the two-day event that gathered representatives of the countries of the American continent. In his speech, he mentioned the topics covered during the activity.

According to Secretary Pololikashvili, the meeting “Covered many topics of particular importance for the sector development, in Ecuador and throughout the region. We have been talking about education, investment, sustainability, tourism, and biodiversity for several years. During the meeting, we reviewed our shared progress and announced new achievements in investment and sustainability.”

The President of Ecuador attended the event and highlighted its importance for America’s growth. The Director of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute -Inguat- represented Guatemala at the meeting. 

Guatemala, UNWTO Member

In 2019, Guatemala hosted the 64th Regional Commission for the Americas in Antigua Guatemala, with representatives from all of Latin America.

On that occasion, Guatemala emphasized the importance of developing the competitiveness and professionalization of the tourism sector to improve the growth of the tourism offer for all the countries involved. In addition, the International Seminar on Destination Management – new challenges, new solutions was held

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