Honduras assumes regional leadership to strengthen the arrival of Europeans to Central America

The symbolic act of transfer of the PPT was carried out within the framework of the 44th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), which takes place from January 24 to 28 in Madrid, Spain


The Republic of Honduras assumed the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Tourism Council (CCT), and consequently, the leadership of the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency (CATA), a position from which it will promote the regional work agenda from January to June 2024.

During the activity, the Minister of Tourism of Honduras, Mrs. Yadira Gómez indicated that "Honduras will continue to support a united Central America, which is capable of attracting travelers from all over the world, especially from Europe. Our commitment is to strengthen collaboration and enhance the attractive tourism offering that our region has to offer.

To this end, Honduras intends to collaborate closely with strategic actors in the tourism industry to accelerate efforts aimed at increasing the flow of travelers from Spain, Italy, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. These markets, in constant post-pandemic recovery, are key to strengthening the positioning of the region's complementary tourism offer.

For his part, Mr. Joaquín Maza Martelli, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the Kingdom of Spain, stated “for El Salvador, it has been an honor to serve regional tourism. During this time, we have worked tirelessly to strengthen tourism ties between Central America and Europe. On behalf of my country, I am grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to this joint effort and I am sure that Honduras, in its pro tempore presidency, will continue to promote the sustainable growth of our Central America.”

The transfer ceremony was attended by Ms. Anasha Campbell, Minister of Tourism of Nicaragua; Mr. Harris Whitbeck, Minister of Tourism of Guatemala; Mrs. Reizel Vilorio, Vice Minister of Tourism of Honduras; Mr. Miguel Vásquez Peña, Consul General of the Dominican Republic in Madrid; Mr. Boris Iraheta, Secretary General of CATA; Mrs. Silvia Orozco, Executive Director of the Salvadoran Chamber of Tourism (CASATUR) and Mr. Carlos Umaña, President of CASATUR and Pro Tempore President of the Federation of Chambers of Tourism of Central America (FEDECATUR); and as a special guest, Ms. Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, fashion designer.  

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