UNWTO

60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas

Locations

La Havana
Cuba
La Havana
Cuba
La Havana
Cuba
La Havana
Cuba
La Havana
Cuba
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3 May 2016

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba, has the pleasure to invite UNWTO Members to the celebration of the statutory meeting of the 60th UNWTO Commission for the Americas to be held in La Havana, Cuba on 3 and 4 May 2016. The Commission meeting will be followed by the International Seminar on Tourism and Culture on 4 and 5 May, aimed at the tourism industry stakeholders in general.

NOTE: In compliance with the United Nations system’s environmental protection policy, the working documents for both events will not be distributed on paper at the venue of the event. Therefore, the delegates are requested to bring their own set of documents provided below.

For further information about the International Seminar on Tourism and Culture, please click here.

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UNWTO regional course in Mexico on “Tourism Destination Management: design of innovative tourism experiences” from 21st to 25thSeptember in Pachuca (Hidalgo)

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Pachuca, Hidalgo
Mexico
Pachuca, Hidalgo
Mexico
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Curso México 2015
21 September 2015 - 25 September 2015

La Organización Mundial del Turismo, su Fundación OMT.Themis, la Secretaría de Turismo de México y su Instituto de Competitividad Turística llevarán a cabo del 21 al 25 de septiembre, en la ciudad de Pachuca, en el Estado de Hidalgo, el Curso regional de la OMT sobre “Gestión de destinos turísticos: diseño de experiencias turísticas innovadoras”, en colaboración con la Secretaría de Turismo del Estado de Hidalgo.

El curso está dirigido a funcionarios y tomadores de decisiones provenientes de la administración pública nacional, regional y local, así como de organizaciones mixtas directamente ligadas con la gestión de destinos turísticos, de México y de otros estados miembros de la OMT, y está previsto que cuente con 50 participantes de: México, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Ecuador y Honduras.

El objetivo último de este curso es el de contribuir a la mejora de la calidad, sostenibilidad y competitividad de los destinos turísticos locales mediante el intercambio de conocimientos, herramientas, habilidades y experiencias que permitan a los tomadores de decisiones diseñar e implementar experiencias turísticas innovadoras a nivel local.

Para alcanzar dicho objetivo, el Programa UNWTO.Capacity hace especial hincapié en la aplicación de una metodología teórico-práctica, enfocada en la transmisión del conocimiento y su puesta en práctica, que incluye presentaciones metodológicas dadas por expertos internacionales de organismos y entidades especializados en la temática del curso, debates y discusiones sobre temas claves del curso, y actividades prácticas grupales a fin de aplicar lo compartido por los expertos.

Carlos Vogeler, Director Regional para las Américas de la OMT afirma que el tema de este curso en su décimo tercera edición cumple con los objetivos y estrategias del Programa Regional de las Américas y ofrece a los participantes la oportunidad de entender la importancia de la innovación en el diseño de experiencias turísticas, en el marco de la gestión de destinos turísticos.  La OMT celebra que México, con su recientemente nombrado Secretario de Turismo, el Sr. Enrique de la Madrid, continúe trabajando y brindando su apoyo para la realización de estos cursos que ya se han constituido en una marca dentro de la subregión.

 

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CAM Decisions

58th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas

21 May 2015, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

57th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas

24 June 2014, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

International Seminar: Multidestination Opportunities for Regional Integration

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Port-au-Prince
Haiti
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19 May 2015 - 20 May 2015

A multi-destination tourism trip is defined as a single trip that includes the visit to more than one destination. Therefore, a multi-destination tourism concept implies a strategy shared by two or more countries that offer and promote a joint product or route.

Increasingly, multi-destination can be an efficient and profitable tool to attract visitors that might otherwise not consider visiting the destination. This is particularly true in the case of tourists from long-haul source markets, who want to make the best of a long-haul trip by combining various countries in the same area that complement each other and enrich the travel experience. Read more...

For further information about the 58th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, please click here.

In order to see the presentations, click on the respective links below:

Basic Introductory Report, Prof. Donald Hawkins

Panel 1a: The role of the industry operators

Pierre Chauvet, President Director-General, Agence Citadelle, Haiti

Luis Molina, President, Association of Receptive Tourism Operators (OPTURH), Honduras

Yari Ying, Destination Manager, Dom Rep Tours, Dominican Republic

Denise Reyes, Vice-President, OPETUR, Dominican Republic

Panel 1b: The role of the hospitality industry

Richard Buteau, General Manager, Hotel Karibe, Haiti

Manuel Quiterio Cedeño, Communications Director, Hotel and Tourism Association (ASONAHORES), Dominican Republic

Gonzalo del Peón, President, AM Resorts, USA

Agnes Pierre-Louis, Director, Le Plaza Hotel, Haiti

Oliver Singer, Director of Sales & Development - Europe and Africa, Decameron Hotels & Resorts

Presentation: The necessary adaption of the tourist offer to aging of Western society, Michel Trudel, KÉROUL, Canada

Panel 2: A strong regional integration system: Air and land connectivity & travel facilitation

Carlos Vogeler, Director Executive-Secretary of Member Relations and Regional Director for the Americas, UNWTO

Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Barbados

Alain St. Ange, Minister of Tourism and Cultur, Seychelles

Radhames Martínez Aponte, Vice Minister of Tourism, Dominican Republic

Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, Bahamas

Nildamarie Díaz-Hiraldo, Assistant Director a.i., Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC)

María del Carmen de Reparaz, Vice Minister of Tourism, Peru

Panel 3: Financing tourism infrastructures: The role of the development banks and the regional organizations

Kesner Pharel, CEO & Chairman, Group Croissance S.A, Haiti

Maxime D. Charles, President, Association of Private Banks and Scotiabank, Haiti

Jean-Marc Bourreau, COO, Director of Aviation, IOS Partners, Costa Rica

Manorma Soeknandan, Deputy Secretary-General, CARICOM, Guyana

Adela Moreda, Tourism Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), USA

Panel 4: Multidestination product development

Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, Haiti

Hugh Riley, Secretary-General, Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Barbados

Edmund Bartlett, Chairman & Co-Founder, CTICO, Jamaica

Anasha Campbell, Secretary, Central American Tourism Integration Secretariat (SITCA), Nicaragua

Julio Orozco, Director, Sustainable Tourism, Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Trinidad & Tobago

Panel 5: The importance of tourism routes as part of regional cooperation agreements

Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Jamaica

Sandra Howard, Vice MInister of Tourism, Colombia

Marcela Bacigalupo, Minister of Tourism, Paraguay

Maru Acevedo, Deputy Director, Guatemala Tourism Institute (INGUAT), Guatemala

Alejandro Varela, Deputy Regional Director for the Americas, UNWTO

Presentation of study: Improving competitiveness in the Caribbean tourism sector through ICT-based innovatinos, Antonio López de Ávila, President, SEGITTUR

Presentation: Strengthening regional image for the benefit of multidestination, Anita Mendiratta, Lead Consultant, T.A.S.K. Group, CNN International, and Petra Malenicka, Senior Vice President, CNN International

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58th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas

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Port-au-Prince
Haiti
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Puerto Príncipe
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58th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 19-22 May 2015)
19 May 2015 - 22 May 2015

 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries of Haiti, has the pleasure to invite UNWTO Members to the celebration of the statutory meeting of the 58th UNWTO Commission for the Americas to be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 21 May 2015. The Commission meeting will be preceded by the International Seminar: Multidestination Opportunities for Regional Integration on 19 and 20 June, aimed at the tourism industry stakeholders in general.

NOTE: In compliance with the United Nations system’s environmental protection policy, the working documents for both events will not be distributed on paper at the venue of the event. Therefore, the delegates are requested to bring their own set of documents provided below.

For further information about the International Seminar: Multidestination Opportunities for Regional Integration, please click here.

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UNWTO course in Mexico on “Tourism competitiveness as a driver for community development”, from 26th October to 1st November, in Puebla

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Puebla
Mexico
Puebla
Mexico
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Curso OMT en Puebla, México
26 October 2014 - 1 November 2014

La Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT), la Fundación OMT.Themis, la Secretaría de Turismo de México y su Instituto de Competitividad Turística llevarán a cabo del 26 de octubre al 1 de noviembre en Puebla, el Curso regional de la OMT en México “Competitividad turística como factor para el desarrollo comunitario”.

El curso tiene como objetivo facilitar a los participantes conocimientos, herramientas, habilidades y oportunidades para discutir y poner en práctica los temas relevantes de la competitividad turística para el desarrollo comunitario. Una vez concluido el curso los participantes tendrán capacidades para (i) comprender los principales conceptos técnicos sobre turismo y desarrollo comunitario, (ii) valorar los conceptos de creatividad, competitividad, sostenibilidad entre otros como elementos diferenciadores para el éxito de los destinos y la vinculación local; y (iii) manejar metodologías y herramientas que fortalecen el desarrollo turístico competitivo y fortalecen el desarrollo comunitario.

La metodología teórico-práctica, aplicada para la transmisión del conocimiento y su puesta en práctica, incluye presentaciones metodológicas dadas por expertos internacionales de organismos y entidades especializados en la temática del curso, debates y discusiones sobre temas claves del curso, y actividades prácticas grupales a fin de aplicar lo compartido por los expertos.

Carlos Vogeler, Director Regional para las Américas de la OMT, felicita a los funcionarios seleccionados de esta nueva edición cuyo tema es coincidente con el lema del Día Mundial del Turismo 2014: Turismo y desarrollo comunitario desde la perspectiva de la competitividad. Los ejemplos de políticas nacionales de desarrollo comunitario abundan en la región, enfocados desde distintas perspectivas y este Curso es la ocasión ideal para exponer, conocer e intercambiar experiencias que redundarán en los ámbitos respectivos. La OMT celebra que la Secretaría de Turismo de México continúe trabajando y brindando su apoyo para la realización de estos cursos, al mismo tiempo que ha acogido las celebraciones del Día Mundial del Turismo en la ciudad de Guadalajara con la presencia del Presidente de México, Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto.

 

Enlaces de interés: Día Mundial del Turismo

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58ª reunión de la Comisión Regional de la OMT para las Américas

58th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas

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International Forum on Sustainable Development of Tourism and Innovation

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Cartagena de Indias
Colombia
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24 June 2014 - 25 June 2014

The importance of tourism as a vehicle for social and economic development has been ratified by the international community through numerous initiatives. Its heavy dependence of natural heritage and biodiversity, and its effectiveness as a strategic tool has generated a change in the mind-set of society, which seeks the conservation of the environment as an essential element for the promotion of tourism destinations. Read more...

To see the presentations and other documents, click here

For further information about the 57th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, please click here.

For information about the UNWTO Affiliate Members Seminar on Public-Private Partnerships: Developing specialized tourism products, please click here.

 

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57th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas

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Cartagena de Indias
Colombia
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57 CAM
25 June 2014

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in conjunction with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, has the pleasure to invite UNWTO Members to the celebration of the statutory meeting of the 57th UNWTO Commission for the Americas to be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on 25 June 2014. The Commission meeting will be preceded by the International Forum on Sustainable Development of Tourism and Innovation on 24 June, aimed at the tourism industry stakeholders in general.

NOTE: In compliance with the United Nations system’s environmental protection policy, the working documents for both events will not be distributed on paper at the venue of the event. Therefore, the delegates are requested to bring their own set of documents provided below.

For further information about the International Forum on Sustainable Development of Tourism and Innovation, please click here

For information about the UNWTO Affiliate Members Seminar on Public-Private Partnerships: Developing specialized tourism products, please click here.

 

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MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE ON AIR CONNECTIVITY (Ministers only)

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CONFERENCE ON TOURISM AS A KEY SECTOR FOR