“Our challenge is to increase the arrival of tourists”

The Minister of Economy, Development and tourism, Pablo Longueira, said that “as a government, we have the challenge of increasing the arrival of foreign tourists to the country from the current 2,750,000 to 4 million in the year 2014. In 2010, 940 million tourists traveled to a different country, thus entering direct contact with a culture the Minister of Economy, Development and tourism, Pablo Longueira, said that “as a government, we have the challenge to increase the arrival of foreign tourists to Country going from the current 2,750,000 to 4 million the year 2014. In 2010, 940 million tourists traveled to a different country, thus entering direct contact with a culture.

World Tourism Day 2011 aims to deepen the understanding of the values of cultural diversity, said the owner of Economics, Development and tourism.

During the recent annual tourism Dinner and the awards ceremony of the Federation of Tourism Companies of Chile (Fedetur) to Chilean tourism 2011, former parliamentarian Pablo Longueira revealed that when he was a member of the southern sector of Santiago had already valued what the Tourism contributes to the quality of life of the most needy sectors when it invited old clubs to visit the coast and found that several of them, already old, just knew the sea.

Today, as an authority to promote growth and entrepreneurship, it recognizes tourism as a decentralized activity, which allows thousands of talented enterprises to be developed throughout the country.

“This fact — he explained — together with tourism as a good generator of employment and foreign exchange income to the country, allows for a better distribution of income, increasing its social-economic contribution to regions and local communities.”

The valuation of tourism as a factor in improving the quality of life of people, the graphic when he said that, hoping no one will bother and understand, he prefers to give much relevance to the development of internal tourism:

“I would like Chileans to first know their country and then go abroad,” he said.

Pablo Longueira, attends his primary studies in Melipilla, specifically at Colegio Marambio and secondary schools at Colegio San Ignacio de Alonso Ovalle.

He entered the Faculty of physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile, and graduated from Industrial Civil Engineering, in 1982.

He began his political career when he was appointed president of the Student Center of Engineering CEI (University of Chile), in 1980.

And since 1981, he was president of the Federation of Student Centres of the University of Chile.

In 2005 he is a candidate for senator by the district N ° 8 of Santiago Oriente, being elected with a 23.97%, equivalent to 318,343 votes.

In 2011 he is minister of Economy, Promotion and tourism of Chile.

Dominican hoteliers claim Aerodom meets investment

The executive vice president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of Dominican Republic (Asonahores), Arturo Villanueva said that the company Aeropuertos Dominicans Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has fulfilled its obligation of investment in tourism promotion the Executive Vice president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of Dominican Republic (Asonahores), Arturo Villanueva said that the company Aeropuertos Dominicans Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has fulfilled its obligation of investment in tourism promotion in coordination With that entity, so it denied the version of the Association of Shops of Zona Franca, in relation to the non-fulfilment of Aerodom in that aspect.

Villanueva pointed out that Aerodom has made all the investments required by Asonahores in sponsorship, national and international tourism fairs, but, above all, has made all the investments in airport infrastructure established in the Concession contract, as published today.

“Aerodom has invested important resources in the development of new routes, and its role has been decisive for JetBlue to become the airline with more flights to and from the United States,” he says.

He emphasized that Aerodom obtained for the country the headquarters of Routes Americas 2011, the Forum of Planning of Development of air Service for all America.

He indicated that all investments made by Aerodom, in compliance with the concession contract, have been certified by the Airport Commission and the Ministry of Public Works, of which Asonahores, as a member of the Airport Commission, has witnessed during Eleven years of the concession.

He said that Asonahores celebrates the installation of the new commercial offer in the airports concession through the network of stores of Dufry International, with a modern offer of quality, which contrasts with the image of the businesses of the Association of Stores of the free zone, which has made an abusive use of alleged “contractual rights”.

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