Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the UNWTO, and the Dominican Republic’s Minister of Tourism, David Collado, have signed a declaration for the strengthening and development of the tourism industry.
The framework chosen for this signing was the International Forum on Sustainable Tourism, inaugurated in Punta Cana, with the participation of different leaders.
The event is prior to the meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which for the first time will be held in the Dominican Republic.
Today, in this international forum, we are convened by the supreme interest of promoting a more environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism, which in turn allows us to continue generating quality jobs,” said Minister Collado.
The agreement to promote sustainable tourism was signed in addition to Collado and Pololikashvili, by the president of ASONAHORES, David LIibre; Elizabeth Tovar, representative of the Third Sector of Tourism; Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of the Meliá group, and Jaime Morillo, representative of Community Tourism.
The UNWTO secretary general highlighted the importance of the agreement signed historically in the Dominican Republic and said that it is a great step towards strengthening sustainable tourism.