The VI Sustainable Tourism Congress started with organizations from 14 countries around the world

The Chimborazo Prefecture in coordination with the Ibero-American Environment Network (REIMA, AC), the Foundation for International Cooperation for Sustainable Development (PAFICSD) and the Universidad Centro Panamericano de Estudios Superiores (UNICEPES), inaugurated the VI Ibero-American Congress of Sustainable Tourism 2021, with the participation of 14 countries.

Hilario Naula, Director of Tourism of the Prefecture of Chimborazo, stressed the importance of generating and supporting these spaces, “We are a conscious humanity that we offer from the natural and cultural wealth, this work of the different countries being a historical milestone on World Day Tourism ”, he said.

The objective is to promote spaces for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on sustainable tourism in Ibero-America and contribute to the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development agenda. Representatives from Brazil, Cost Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, USA, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, El Salvador, China and Canada; they participate in the training sessions.

“We are celebrating World Tourism Day, with this event that seeks to create and present strategies for a true reactivation of the tourism sector, as we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we have already been proposing various topics,” said Luis Falconí, president of the Organizing Committee of the VI Congress and of the Provincial Tourism Management Committee of Chimborazo.

The VI Ibero-American Congress has the academic endorsement of 27 institutions worldwide and 134 participating institutions. “Among the themes that will be developed are: management models and tourism system, management of tourism destinations and products, tourism marketing, tourism and local development, natural heritage as a tourist resource and cultural heritage as a tourist resource,” explained Yordanis Puerta de Armas , President of the Scientific Committee.

For his part, Aldo Tello Carrillo, Rector of the Universidad Centro Panamericano de Estudios Superiores de México, emphasized the permanent and articulated work to be able to get the participation of experts, scientists and researchers from various parts of the world.

“Now with the virtual platforms they have opened the fan for us so that they can participate. More and more people have access to specialized knowledge, in this case of sustainable tourism to learn about successful experiences we find (…) how timely this congress is with the changes worldwide, with the effect of the pandemic, now they are looking for adventure tourism and get closer to the natural wonders that our territories have, focused on young people, with potentialized tourist destinations and be able to take advantage of this inertia ”, concluded Tello.