Latin American tourism leaders meet in Colombia
Barú is the venue chosen by the Latin American Tourism Forum, FOLATUR
Each semester, FOLATUR meets to present concerns and changes that have developed around tourism in the region, and for this opportunity, Barú will host the representatives of the Travel Agency Associations of the 11 countries that make up the forum, during on May 24 and 25
FOLATUR was created in 2012, within the framework of the ANATO Tourist Showcase of that year, and in 2014 it was legally constituted with headquarters in Paraguay, in order to ensure the development of the distribution channel of the tourism industry, represented by the Travel Agencies and Tour Operators, through which instances of fair and transparent competition are encouraged; also with the aim of becoming a reference for the Travel Agencies of the region in defense of their common, professional and commercial interests.
Currently, this forum is represented in the vice presidency of the World Alliance of Travel Agency Associations (WTAAA), which is led by ACHET and ANATO.
"With the realization of these meetings, we want to continue leading common issues that promote the professionalization of the Travel Agents of Latin America, as well as generate the creation of strategies that help to mark the tourism in the present countries", said Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
Among the topics that will be addressed in the meeting are the start of NewGen (program designed to modernize the current BSP and offer more options and flexibility for Agents, while reducing risks and ensuring safer sales); the technological evolution of the NDC (New Distrubition Capability); and finally, the demand to some airlines in Chile and Argentina, in relation to the zero commission.
The meeting will be attended by presidents and delegates of the Associations: ABAV, from Brazil; ABAVYT, from Bolivia; ACHET, of Chile; ASECUT, of Ecuador; APAVIT, of Peru; ASATUR, of Paraguay; AUDAVI, from Uruguay; AVAVIT, from Venezuela; FAEVYT, from Argentina; GMA, from Mexico; and of course ANATO, from Colombia.