Dominican Republic leads the regional development agenda
The Caribbean country received the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Tourism Council (CCT) and assumed the leadership of the Board of Directors of the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency
The Dominican Republic received the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Tourism Council (CCT), and with it, assumed the leadership of the Board of Directors of the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency (CATA), a work platform from which will be promoting a series of robust actions with the motto “adapting regional integration to new challenges”.
During the transition act, Mr. Roberto Álvarez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, expressed “We meet today in a spirit of brotherhood and unity for an event of great importance for the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA). ) fills us with confidence as it shows that the spirit of regional integration grows in a region united by geography, identity and common interest”.
Mr. Iván Eskildsen, Minister of Tourism of Panama indicated “The Pro Tempore Presidency exercised by Panama was, without a doubt, historic for several reasons. In our period we developed a work agenda focused on strengthening the regional tourism sector, promoting the regional tourism offer and integrating local communities. Today I want to reiterate once again our commitment, our unrestricted support for the new Pro Tempore Presidency assumed by the sister Dominican Republic and above all that we continue working as brother Central American countries”.
For his part, Mr. David Collado, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, stated “Today we receive this presidency with great humility and dedication. On this occasion we want to learn from all the countries, from the cultural richness, from the experience of each of the destinations so that at the end of this Pro Tempore Presidency we have a much stronger Central American region.”
The transfer act was carried out in the presence of their counterparts Mr. William Rodríguez, Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica; Ms. Anasha Campbell, Minister of Tourism of Nicaragua; Ms. Yadira Gómez, Minister of Tourism of Honduras; Ms. Anayansy Rodríguez, Minister of Tourism of Guatemala. Likewise, there was the participation of Mr. Eddie Herrara, representative of the Minister of Tourism of Belize; Mrs. Carolina Cerna, representative of the Minister of Tourism of El Salvador. As well as the participation of Mrs. Carolina Briones, Secretary General of CATA.
Consistent with the strategic lines outlined by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Tourism will support actions that will stimulate and facilitate the sustainable development of tourism in Central America, promoting the responsible recovery of post-COVID tourism, promotion, tourism marketing and tourist intelligence system.