ANATO ratified its commitment to tourism in Colombia
National and international experts met at the First National Meeting of Incoming Tourism of ANATO
The First National Meeting of Inceptive Tourism of ANATO has been held at the Convention Center of Cartagena de Indias, an academic scenario in which the actors of the sector gathered to know in depth the actions and procedures currently being carried out in Colombia and the world for the strengthening of the national tourist offer.
The meeting was attended by Julián Guerrero Orozco, Vice Minister of Tourism; Pedrito Pereira, mayor of Cartagena de Indias; Raquel Garavito, president of Fontur; Gilberto Salcedo, Vice President of Tourism of ProColombia; Adriana del Pilar Tapiero, delegate for the Protection of Transportation of the Superintendence of Transportation; Mauricio Ventura, former Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica; Marisol Acosta, director of PromPerú; and Carlos Tamayo, deputy director of Sustainability and Environmental Businesses of Natural National Parks of Colombia among others.
During his speech, the Vice Minister of Tourism said: “This first National Meeting of Incoming Tourism becomes a great opportunity to potentiate this segment of tourism in the country. In addition, it allows us to reflect on how Colombia can diversify its tourism offer, having a direct impact on the development of the different regions of the country. ”
For his part, Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO highlighted: “From ANATO we have always expressed our interest in working with our Travel Agencies to innovate through initiatives that allow us, as a country, to join forces to boost the wealth that our regions, and that is why we recently announced the opening of the department specialized in inbound tourism, and today, we are opening the first version of this event, ”ANATO explained.
He added: "We must take into account that, in order to develop the potential of inbound tourism in Colombia, it is necessary to aim at the articulation of the value chain, international positioning and joint work between the Government and the sector actors," he concluded. during his speech at the event.
Likewise, through panels and discussions, topics were introduced on the normativity of tourist transport, tourist guidance, and the challenge of the tourism product in Colombia.