During the 1st International Congress on Tourism and Communication of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held in Zagreb, Croatia, communication specialists, tourism institutions and industry representatives from around the world have pledged to Working for a “closer” relationship between tourism and the media, which “places tourism in the place it deserves” during the 1st International Congress on Tourism and Communication of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held in Zagreb, Croatia, communication specialists, tourism institutions and industry representatives from all over the world have pledged to work for a “closer” relationship
The conference, held on 12 and 13 September, brought together more than 400 participants and culminated in the signing of the Zagreb declaration. It reflects the main recommendations to achieve this objective, after analyzing the current relationship between tourism and the media, which, despite being one of the most powerful economic sectors
Key factors include the establishment of an active dialogue between the tourism administrations, the private sector and the media on the global development of tourism, the improvement of access to quality information, and the adoption of 21st century tools and technologies for communication in tourism.
The Croatian Prime Minister, Jadranka Kosor, who inaugurated the conference, highlighted the importance of tourism as the “engine of economic growth and as one of the most effective creators of employment”.
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, added that although the media must recognize tourism more, the sector must also “know how to speak its language, understand its needs and provide human stories behind numbers and figures.” “Recognizing world leaders of tourism’s contribution to employment, economic development, and social empowerment is growing,” said Rifai. So now is the time to do the same with the media and this conference is a first step. ”
On his side, the Minister of Tourism of Croatia, Damir Bajs, pointed out that the aim of this first conference is to “Unite forces and try to find ways to give more importance to the media within the sector itself.”
The Conference was also an opportunity to perfect the communication skills of tourism agents, with presentations and discussions on communication strategies and practical tools to get messages to come. europapress.es.
Brazil’s tourism minister resigns for corruption
The former minister of Tourism of Brazil, Pedro Novais, presented this Wednesday his resignation to the office that occupied in the Cabinet of the government of President Dilma Rousseff as…
The former minister of Tourism of Brazil, Pedro Novais, has presented this Wednesday his resignation to the office of President Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet as a result of a corruption scandal that has provoked the resignation of other Four ministers.
In this way, Novais is the fifth minister in abandoning the government of Dilma Rousseff since last January, when it began its journey. Novais has delivered his letter of resignation to Rousseff during the meeting that both have held this Wednesday at the Palacio de Planalto, as reported by the vice president, Michel Fear, who has also been present at this meeting.
According to the publication of the Porta
For the moment, they have not transcended the causes of this resignation, although it is hoped that before Novais facilitates a press release, reports the agency do Brasil.
In recent months, the Brazilian media have accused the former tourism owner of embezzling public funds. This same week, the newspaper Folha has published that Novais hired a chauffeur and a domestic employee for his wife, Maria Helena de Melo, with funds of the Congress during his stage as deputy (2003-2010).
Its situation has worsened since the end of August, when the Federal police carried out an anti-corruption operation in which 37 people were detained, among them the former Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Frederico Costa.
Shortly after being appointed to the office, the newspaper or state of Sao Paulo revealed that Novais had charged to Congress the expenses of a motel in Sao Luis and Folha asserted that in a telephone conversation, intervened by the Federal police, the minister requested help to A friend within the framework of a judicial process.
Novais is the fifth minister to leave the government for the many corruption scandals that have splattered the Rousseff administration. Other important casualties have been that of Antonio Palocci, former chief of staff; Wagner Rossi, former minister of Agriculture; Alfredo Nascimento, former minister of transport; And a high charge of agriculture.
These allegations have jeopardized the executive’s support, so the President has embarked on a round of negotiations with allied political parties in Congress. However, it seems that at the moment it has not been very successful, since the Party of the Republic (PR) has announced the withdrawal of its support.
On the other hand, according to Noticias.terra.com.co, the lawyer and deputy spent Vieira, aged 65, was appointed as new minister of Tourism after the resignation of Novais, the fourth minister who leaves the Rousseff government in three months amid accusations of Corruption. According to the Brazil agency, it is expected to assume the position this Friday.
The Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) is the government’s biggest ally, and vice President Michel fear also belongs to him.