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Mexico calls for nuances to “travel alert”

Mexican authorities have rebelled against the US State Department’s latest travel alert, asking their compatriots to take precautions if they decide to travel to the Central American country in the face of drug-related violence…

Mexican authorities have rebelled against the US State Department’s latest travel alert, asking their compatriots to take precautions if they decide to travel to the Central American country in the face of drug-related violence.

These crimes, according to the alert issued on April 22, have caused security problems that have put US citizens “seriously at risk”. The new alert greatly expands the scope of a first alert released last September.

For the Deputy Director General of Mexico’s Tourism Promotion Council, Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, this alert should be read carefully. ” It is very confusing for travel agents, tour operators and Travelers “, considers Lopez Negrete, because” it would be desirable for these ads to be less generic and more concrete. ”

For example, the Board of Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico explains that quoting the state of Jalisco, where in Guadalajara there have been problems but not in Puerto Vallarta, another city in the same state, the citizen perceives that the whole territory is in the Same alert.

In this same line, the vice president of marketing for Apple Vacation, Sandy Babin, says that in statements from Travel Weekly notes that “the general public and the agents that sell Mexico are affected when the travel alerts are too generic.”

“Despite the fear of the media, millions of tourists continue to travel to Mexico. Travel agents have to clarify that negative news is exaggerated, and their questions are adhere on specific territories. ”

Cuba reaches new record in Argentine tourist arrivals

Last April Cuba received a total number of 5,965 tourists from Argentina, which represents an increase of 11.4% compared to the same month of 2010, when the number of visitors of that origin…

Last April, Cuba received a total number of 5,965 tourists from Argentina, representing an increase of 11.4% with respect to the same month of 2010, when the number of visitors of that provenance added 5,352 and established a historical record, which has Been surpassed now, according to statistics of the Office of Information and tourist promotion of Cuba for the Southern Cone.

According to the statistical report, with this increase in tourists concludes a semester in which the Argentine market is confirmed as the second most growing in passenger emissions to this Caribbean island, being surpassed only by Russia. A decade ago, Argentina had already issued in April 3,245 visitors to the Cuban nation, but 12 months later the figure decreased to only 526, as a result of the severe economic crisis affecting that country.

As a new product, also highlighted in tourism trading 2011 The sailing houses that has Aviatur in the Amazon, Cholon (Barú) and Toca (Boyacá). This product is attractive, as it is modern houses, with all the comforts, and that sail during the time of stay of the tourists.

For the manager of the firm Viajes, Nature and life, Evelyn Zamudio, contests like the one that today concludes in Pereira is a scenario that makes possible the promotion of the company’s business that represents, in an effective way.

In the case of tourism trade of 2011, Zamudio consolidated business with entrepreneurs of the coffee sector and today offer different products to the parks, which are attractive to foreigners.

Thanks to the national touristic business wheel, the operator has concretised quality quotations that will expedite the arrival of foreign visitors who want a hotel product different from the conventional. The business was consolidated with a foreign businessman who works in Cartagena and specializes in bringing more visitors to the country.

This agency is headquartered in San Agustín and its main product is the international hotel that bears the same name of the municipality. Besides offering tourism of history and culture, for what is more known the region, also manages packages of adventure tourism like torrentism and of practice of Espelología, among others.

For the manager of Travelers, Apartments and suite, Karina Arciniegas, being at the Business Roundtable of Pereira, not only has fulfilled expectations, but has allowed to convince itself that platforms like this offer to the entrepreneur the opportunity to have a greater Variety of products, know business from other tourism segments, and reduce costs.

Although the previous company had been present in other versions of tourism trades, the greatest success was achieved in the event of Pereira, since it closed two business of lodging for Medellin with an agency of receptive tourism and that will allow the arrival to that City of a group of 20 foreign students. This is a real estate company that rents furnished apartments, with hotel services for short and long stays.

For this group of entrepreneurs, Turismo trade is a contest in which it is easy to have more presence small companies, which handle quality products, unconventional and more competitive prices, compared to the largest and Traditional.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and tourism will continue with the realization of these business wheels of the sector, which are very useful and beneficial for those small entrepreneurs who have a tourist offer of value, and that it is necessary that the country Know, pointed out the vice Minister Rueda.

The report notes that, despite this strong fall, the process of recovery in the emission volumes began to be verified again in 2004, when they traveled to Cuba little more than 2000 Argentines in that month.

Four years later, in 2008, it doubled the number of arrivals from that market, to reach 4,782 passengers, and in April 2010 was implanted the historical record above, with 5,352 Argentine tourists in Cuba.

This valuation, referring to a specific month, ratifies an increasingly favorable evolution shown by this issuing market, currently located among the 10 that more travelers send to the Caribbean island.

In the first quarter of this year, Argentina has issued 31,972 tourists to Cuba, 29.1% more than in the same stage of 2010, which also confirms this destination as the second largest market in emissions; Being outstanding only by Russia, with an annual increase of 69.7%, although with a smaller volume of emission (28,746 travellers).

Brazil expects 9 million of tourists during this year

Brazil has registered a growth of international arrivals of 22.5% in the first quarter of this year, which has achieved a new record of influx of international tourists…

Brazil has registered a growth of international arrivals of 22.5% in the first quarter of this year, which has achieved a new record of influx of international tourists in the month of March 2011, with a total of 728,139 people who entered the country , representing an increase of 22.5% in relation to the same period of the previous year (594,280 people).

As detailed in a statement that has had access to this digital, these figures confirm the hard work of tourism promotion that from the Brazilian Institute of Tourism (Embratur) is taking place, estimated in addition to reach the 9 million of Visitors at the end of 2011 If this positive trend is maintained.

For the president of Embratur, Mário Moysés, this growth takes place in a scenario of increase of the air supply to Brazil. “Brazilian, European, American and Asian airlines have announced the launch of new frequencies to different Brazilian destinations such as Porto Alegre, Foz do Iguaçu, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, the northeast Capitals and Rio de Janeiro.”

Dominican Ministries set position on use of Catalina and La Saona Islands

The tourism authorities keep the islands Catalina and La Saona as a destination for excursions, not accommodation, according to the guidelines of the Community Tourism development Plan implemented five years ago in those areas and, in line with the laws Environmental that prevent large hotel facilities, because it is a natural park, said Luis Simó, vice minister of tourism…

The tourism authorities keep the islands Catalina and La Saona as a destination for excursions, not accommodation, according to the guidelines of the Community Tourism development Plan implemented five years ago in those areas and, in line with the laws Environmental that prevent large hotel facilities, because it is a natural park, said Luis Simó, vice minister of tourism.

The same approach points out the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources, an entity that through its Vice-minister, Daneris Santana, has explained that these tourist areas are being used by thousands of visitors, as well as their natural ecosystems, Based on a tourism that seeks the sustainable use of natural resources (sun, beach and sand).

On his side, the president of the National Association of Hotels and restaurants (Asonahores), Julio Llibre, said that the first thing is to define the right of those lands, because although he knows the government position has also heard of the claim of rights of Property over that area. Llibre favors that these islands are part of the tourist assets of the country.

Luis Simó reported that in Isla Saona a sustainable tourism model is applied, especially in the Mano Juan community, together with the Ministry of the Environment. There are also two ecological routes to Mano Juan and this community to the Laguna de los Flamencos.

For the president of the Asonahores, Llibre, the first thing is to establish the legal status on both islands, although it claims to be unaware of the legal status of these. The fact that it is a protected area does not mean that it cannot be a tourist asset under a special regime.

Daneris Santana indicated that tourism in these islands, in the National Park of the east in the general sense, seeks the sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources and the well-being of the people who live in the surroundings.

According to the daily book, thousands of tourists visit these places every year, foreigners and Dominicans. Hundreds of boats, families that offer food, information and other services to tourists, participating in the tourism business.

Argentina, a booming market for congresses

President Cristina Fernandez met in her Office of Government House with the Minister of Tourism, Enrique Meyer, and representatives of the sector, who informed him that, thanks to the development work carried out in the implementation of the Marketing Plan of Tourism…

President Cristina Fernandez met in her Office of Government House with the Minister of Tourism, Enrique Meyer, and representatives of the sector, who informed him that, thanks to the development work carried out in the implementation of the Marketing Plan of Meeting tourism, in 2008, the Austral country went from number 40 in 2007 to 18 in 2010 in the world ranking of countries that are venues for international congresses.

This position in the ranking produced by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) represented an increase of more than 180% in the number of international congresses carried out in the country, with respect to those registered in 2007, since Argentina went from To host 60 congresses during that year to receive 172 in 2010.

In this way, Argentina is located behind Brazil (with 275 congresses in 2010) in the number of international events held in Latin America.

The meeting tourism Marketing Plan, developed by the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (Inprotur) in 2008, aims to position the country as one of the top 15 world destinations in the international ranking of venues for the realization of international events.

The tourism of meetings includes the organization of congresses, fairs, exhibitions, sporting events, corporate and incentive trips. It is the fastest growing tourist segment in the last decade and exhibits a higher visitor spending than the one thrown by other activities.

In addition, it encourages the expansion of leisure tourism, since, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), about 40% of the visitors of meetings return to the place of destination

More than 1,500 business appointments were met in tourism trading 2011

More than 500 tourism professionals, among operators, wholesalers, hoteliers, and retail travel agents from all over the country, representing 331 firms, made up more than 1,500 appointments, during the conduct of tourism negotiates 2011. And already announced the seventh version in Bogota…
More than 500 tourism professionals, among operators, wholesalers, hoteliers, and retail travel agents from all over the country, representing 331 firms, made up more than 1,500 appointments, during the conduct of tourism negotiates 2011. And already announced the seventh version in Bogota, October 25 this year.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and tourism to which  has had access, this great national business wheel of the sector was developed in the event center of Pereira-Expofuturo, where they concentrated 250 Sellers and 81 buyers from the different departments, according to the balance presented by the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Sergio Díaz-Granados who highlighted the success of the event and said that the exhibition highlighted the offer of nature tourism

The official stressed the importance that each time acquires this competition, whose objective is to make known new and different products, generally offered by small providers of the regions and community tourism organizations, so that the Wholesalers and operators include this offer in their packages.

The minister announced the completion of the seventh version of Tourism negotiates for the 25th of October this year, in Bogotá, where it is expected a wide participation of entrepreneurs and the exhibition of a wide range of products.

For his part, the vice minister of tourism, Óscar Rueda García, referred to the success of the Pereira contest, which, from a very early age, generated business expectations due to the high demand for products from the nature tourism segment, mainly.

“It is a fact to emphasize of this version, and that reflects the work that from the Ministry is advanced to strengthen a product in which Colombia has some important  from regions as far away as the Putumayo.

It is the case of the travel agency Snota Tours, the most experienced in the south of Colombia in this field, and that aroused interest among entrepreneurs for the variety of products of adventure tourism that manages.

Booger stands out for its rappelling sites. In addition, said the agency’s manager, Harold Wilson Lopez, this city has several trails located in sidewalks and botanical gardens of Amazonian type. To this it is added that the region is attractive for the tourists by the sites that it offers for the practice of Espelología (exploration in caves).

As a new product, also highlighted in tourism trading 2011 The sailing houses that has Aviatur in the Amazon, Cholon (Barú) and Toca (Boyacá). This product is attractive, as it is modern houses, with all the comforts, and that sail during the time of stay of the tourists.

For the manager of the firm Viajes, Nature and life, Evelyn Zamudio, contests like the one that today concludes in Pereira is a scenario that makes possible the promotion of the company’s business that represents, in an effective way.

In the case of tourism trade of 2011, Zamudio consolidated business with entrepreneurs of the coffee sector and today offer different products to the parks, which are attractive to foreigners.

Thanks to the national touristic business wheel, the operator has concretised quality quotations that will expedite the arrival of foreign visitors who want a hotel product different from the conventional. The business was consolidated with a foreign businessman who works in Cartagena and specializes in bringing more visitors to the country.

This agency is headquartered in San Agustín and its main product is the international hotel that bears the same name of the municipality. Besides offering tourism of history and culture, for what is more known the region, also manages packages of adventure tourism like torrentism and of practice of Espelología, among others.

For the manager of Travelers, Apartments and suite, Karina Arciniegas, being at the Business Roundtable of Pereira, not only has fulfilled expectations, but has allowed to convince itself that platforms like this offer to the entrepreneur the opportunity to have a greater Variety of products, know business from other tourism segments, and reduce costs.

Although the previous company had been present in other versions of tourism trades, the greatest success was achieved in the event of Pereira, since it closed two business of lodging for Medellin with an agency of receptive tourism and that will allow the arrival to that City of a group of 20 foreign students. This is a real estate company that rents furnished apartments, with hotel services for short and long stays.

For this group of entrepreneurs, Turismo trade is a contest in which it is easy to have more presence small companies, which handle quality products, unconventional and more competitive prices, compared to the largest and Traditional.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and tourism will continue with the realization of these business wheels of the sector, which are very useful and beneficial for those small entrepreneurs who have a tourist offer of value, and that it is necessary that the country Know, pointed out the vice Minister Rueda.