Cancún, the headquarters of the I Ibero-American Congress of Sustainable, Fair and Inclusive Tourism, will be hosting the event from March 19 to 22. This congress is being promoted by the business organizations members of the Council of Ibero-American Entrepreneurs-CEIB and the Federation Ibero-American Young Entrepreneurs-FIJE, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (WTO).
The event was announced by the authorities of Cancún and Quintana Roo, including the governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama, the municipal president of Cancún, Ana María Peralta, and other key figures in the tourism industry. The congress aims to bring together representatives from various countries in the region to analyze and promote sustainable, fair, and inclusive tourism practices.
The objective of the congress is to explore the best ways to promote sustainable, fair, and inclusive tourism, with a focus on shared prosperity and environmental conservation. It will provide a platform for industry leaders, businessmen, academics, and government representatives to share experiences and best practices in promoting this tourism model, which is still relatively unknown in Latin America.
The program for the congress includes keynote conferences, panel discussions, specialized workshops, and networking opportunities, all designed to foster dialogue and collaborations that contribute to the advancement of responsible tourism in the region.
The Ibero-American business space intends for the new line of work to be an important and fundamental part of the roadmap route and the region’s identity sign. The congress will also provide an opportunity to explore strategies for inclusively integrating local communities, promoting respect for their culture, and preserving their natural resources.
The UNWTO has emphasized the importance of promoting economic activities that provide well-distributed socioeconomic benefits to all agents and promote opportunities for stable employment and income for host communities. The CEOE Tourism Council has introduced the concepts of ‘resilient sustainability’ and ‘sustainable resilience’ and highlighted the importance of social, environmental, and economic viability in tourism.
The governor of Quintana Roo has reported that tourism creates 1 in 11 jobs, representing 10% of the region’s GDP, and has been the only sector to create jobs in times of crisis. She has emphasized the need for economic impacts generated by tourism to be in line with sustainability and the well-being of local communities.
The municipal president of Cancún has highlighted the reinvention of tourism in the region, with a new vision that is inclusive and means shared prosperity for the entire productive chain. She has emphasized the importance of integrating local communities, promoting respect for their culture, and preserving the environment in tourism practices.
In conclusion, the I Ibero-American Congress of Sustainable, Fair and Inclusive Tourism aims to bring together industry leaders, businessmen, academics, and government representatives to promote sustainable and inclusive tourism practices in the region. The event will provide a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of best practices to advance responsible tourism in Latin America.
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