More routes and taxes, Caribbean challenges

The President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Caribbean, Josef Forstmayr, has expressed that his institution will focus on raising air connections and analyzing the tax rates of the sector, two of the many issues of discussion at the next inauguration of the Hotel Caribe and the Conference
The President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Caribbean, Josef Forstmayr, has expressed that his institution will focus on raising air connections and analyzing the tax rates of the sector, two of the many issues of discussion at the next inauguration of the Hotel Caribe and the Conference of Tourism (CHTC).

Other topics will include a continuing advocacy of the “Tourism is key” advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the importance of tourism to local economies in the Caribbean, as well as regional integration, linkages and use of local products and Regional marketing.

The tourism conference will take place from 1 to 3 June at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center, in Barbados, is organized by the hotel Caribe and the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Caribbean (CHTA), the Tourism Authority of Barbados, the Barbados Hotel and the Association of Tourism, according to Breakingtravelnews.com’s collection.

CHTC is a new annual tourism summit that brings together hotel and tourism professionals and the specialist industry to examine forecasts and trends for the Caribbean, as well as develop plans to overcome the specific challenges facing the region.

Cuba holds meeting on management of historic centers

The Cuban capital carries out this week the IX International Meeting on Management and management of historic centers, an event involving representatives from Argentina, Italy, Spain, among other nations…

The Cuban capital carries out this week the IX International Meeting on Management and management of historic centers, an event involving representatives from Argentina, Italy, Spain, among other nations.

Marta Oneida Perez, social research specialist in the master Plan for the Integral revitalization of Old Havana, attached to the city Historian’s office, indicated that the meeting will address the issue of citizen law to urban landmarks.

The meeting focuses, therefore, on the reuse and adaptability of fortifications, barracks, prisons, old monasteries, port structures and others that constitute a great potential for the development of socio-economic programs, according to a statement Sent

Pérez noted as some of the recent renovations the case of the cultural center of the old warehouses San Jose, in the Avenida del Puerto Habanero, and the experience of the old Convent of Bethlehem, which serves as a social service space.

The event will also discuss the role of community leaders in the city experience, he said. He also recalled that in the historical centres the conservation of buildings, places, and houses with patrimonial values were sought, and the population or the rest of the environment was not catered for.

This has evolved, he pointed out, to a comprehensive rehabilitation that involves recovering the building, but also contributing to the creation of community services and other benefits for people.

The specialist stressed that this is a space to exchange on the progress of rehabilitation in historic centers of Cuba and other countries, and discuss experiences around the central theme of the event.

FITCuba 2012 and the endorsement of 552,000 Argentines

The more than 552,000 Argentines who in the last three years traveled to Cuba endorse the role that this South American nation will have in the international tourism Fair…

The more than 552,000 Argentines who in the last three years travelled to Cuba endorse the prominence that this South American nation will have in the International Tourism Fair FITCUBA 2012, where he attended as a guest of Honor.

The distinction for this issuing market, located among the top eight for the island, was announced during the 31st edition of FITCUBA, held earlier this month in Havana and attended by more than twenty Argentine tour.

According to official statistics, between 1996 and 2010 traveled to Cuba from Argentina 552,966 passengers, reaching “peaks” emission in the years 2000 (54,185) and 2010 (58,604).

On the contrary, the lowest levels occurred in the years 2002 (9,389) and 2003 (13,929), as a result of the severe economic crisis that affected the country since the end of 2001.

In addition to Argentina as a guest country of Honor, FITCUBA 2012 will have in May of next year as a novelty the fact of being made for the first time in Cayo Santa Maria, a tourism hub in full development, located north of the central province of Villa Clara.

In the occasion, it will also be privileged as a product the tourism of family, a segment for whose development Cuba possesses all the conditions of infrastructure, tourist attractions and of security, in the most comprehensive sense of the term.

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