INGUAT Launches Campaign “Lo Mío es Preservar los Bosques” 

The campaign seeks to plant 20 000 trees in eight departments of the country.

by Pamela Contreras
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Izabal, by AGN – Authorities of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute -Inguat-, with the support of the governor’s office of Izabal, launched the reforestation campaign “Lo mío es preservar los bosques.” 

The campaign kicked off in Castillo San Felipe, Río Dulce, Izabal. According to the authorities, 20 thousand trees will be planted in eight departments of the country as a result of AgroProgreso’s donation, and the initiative will also be implemented in Petén, Sacatepéquez, Chiquimula, Zacapa, Sololá, and the department of Guatemala.

Promotion of Tourism

One of the goals of the departmental tourism roundtable in Izabal is to create mechanisms for promoting domestic tourism. Last week the meeting was followed up with the participation of the governor’s office of Izabal, representatives of Inguat, and the private sector.

The roundtable’s actions include strengthening support for the restaurant industry and promoting campaigns to promote tourist sites.

The Inguat director indicated that Izabal has unique features and represents the Green Caribbean and emphasized the importance of promoting all the richness that this department possesses.

Finally, she mentioned the performance of the group Hawani Garinagu within the context of the National Garifuna Women’s Day.

Economy 

The departmental governor of Izabal reported that the purpose is to carry out the reforestation program in areas of the Castillo de San Felipe, to continue promoting the arrival of tourists and that the economy can flow within the department.

Tourism Training

Currently, Inguat supports a continuous training program for government institutions, the private tourism sector, host communities, and tourism students.

Training is given by professionals and technicians in the tourism industry, mainly through the Technical Institute for Training and Productivity.

The following are some of the subjects taught:

  • Tourist culture
  • Tourist service
  • Tourism marketing
  • History of Guatemala
  • Community Tour Guide
  • Tourism culture for children
  • Development of municipal tourism projects

The training program is based on the requirements from the departmental tourism roundtables and the tourism segment and product roundtables.

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