On Monday, July 10, the workshop on Community Tourism began in Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta state, Venezuela.
This international event – which has brought together twelve countries and comes to an end on Tuesday, July 11 – forms part of the working agenda for the XXVIII Meeting of the Special Committee for Sustainable Tourism.
During the meeting, proposals will be discussed and policies are defined for the development of Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean area.
The meeting will be chaired by Marleny Contreras , Dr. June Soomer and Raul Licausi – the Venezuelan Minister of People’s Power for Tourism, the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Venezuela’s Deputy Minister for the Caribbean, respectively.
Some of the ACS member-countries attending this meeting include Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama and Haiti along with representatives from the Islands of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica.
The ACS is an intergovernmental organization that aims at strengthening co-operation amongst the countries in the region.
The activities of the ACS in the area of sustainable tourism are under the responsibility of the Directorate of Sustainable Tourism which works in close collaboration with the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism to promote the adoption and concrete implementation of plans and strategies that contribute to the sustainable development of tourism in the region.