Secretaries of Tourism of the Americas Chose Tabasco for their 2008 Meeting

By MP News Staff

In order to contribute with the recovery of tourism activity in Tabasco, the secretaries of Tourism of the 23 American countries selected this Southeastern state of Mexico as the venue for their Meeting of the Commission of the Americas to be held in May 2008.

This decision of choosing Tabasco in October, was taken during the general assembly of the World Tourism Organization, celebrated recently in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

On the other hand, the works announced by Rodolfo Elizondo-Torres, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, plans to restore the infrastructure of the state with $9.1 million assigned by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, are under way.

The Mexican Government also contacted the leaders of business organizations of the nation to hold “different events, such as meetings and conventions” in Tabasco.

Meanwhile, the Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Mexican Tourism Promotion Board) began to use a $600,000 fund to stimulate travel to Tabasco.

2 thoughts on “Secretaries of Tourism of the Americas Chose Tabasco for their 2008 Meeting”

  1. By the way, this newsflash was missing a piece. It should also read “The member countries of the World Tourism Organization in the Americas that will soon visit Tabasco are Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.” That was taken from a general press release on the subject I just found on the Web.

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization website has the meeting down for May 29-31 and calls it the “48th Meeting of the Commission for the Americas Technical Seminar”. Here’s what the link on that pointed to: I hope this helps!

    Technical Cooperation

    Technical cooperation programmes form an important part of WTO’s activities in the Americas region in the field of tourism. They are usually of long duration and aim to assist Governments in acquiring technical know-how in the formulation of tourism policies and strategies in planning, product development, marketing and human resource development.

    The projects are based on a policy of sustainability and focus on tourism master planning at all levels, establishment of tourism training institutes, preparation of marketing programmes, strengthening the role of parliaments in shaping tourism policies, building national capacities for project management and the economic measurement of the tourism through the development of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).

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