Guatemala Participated in Tourism Event in Uzbekistan

A Guatemalan delegation attended the 25th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Guatemalan Tourism Institute -Inguat- announced Guatemala’s participation in the 25th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization -UNWTO-. This meeting took place from October 16 to 20 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, as part of the activities developed within the context of this assembly.

Anayansy Rodríguez, Director of Inguat, represented the country on the international panel on the evolution of tourism education and its contribution to sustainable tourism development.

The Education Forum, which aims to discuss key strategies for transforming tourism education systems, mentioned how high-performing countries have reformed their educational programs, focusing on integrating technological resources and constantly updating content.

The Inguat director also stressed the importance of creating programs to promote and strengthen business and creative capacities for a better academic future for the global tourism industry.

Other Activities

The event included activities such as the Global Investment Forum. The main goal of this forum was to promote sustainable investments focused on specific guidelines established by the UNWTO.

Likewise, the 119th session of the UNWTO Executive Council was held. The meeting focused on tourism investments’ different points of view to promote new investment forms. These contemplate strengthening actions in the hotel and infrastructure sectors, turning them into sustainable fields. The meeting also addressed global trends in tourism investments.

General Assembly

The UNWTO Assembly is a meeting for leaders from the public and private sectors related to tourism. This year, under the leadership of Uzbekistan.

The General Assembly’s mission is to promote sustainability and tourism development at the global level, and it functions as a generator of connections between nations.

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