Mexican government recognizes Dominican Republic for its contribution to the tourism sector

“This award also exalts the Dominican Republic as a tourist destination that is moving towards sustainability, and that is the goal we have set for ourselves in more than 30 years of academic work,” said Troncoso Morales.

The Dominican Bolivar Troncoso Morales, was decorated by the Mexican Government and the sustainable tourism complex Xcaret with the diploma and the medal “Chair of Tourism Sustainability Architect Miguel Quintana Pali”, for his academic work as a professor and researcher for 30 years of uninterrupted work throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and other territories.

Troncoso Morales is the general director of the José Joaquín Hungría Morell National Geographic Institute (IGN-JJHM), president of the Dominican Flavors Foundation (FSD), as well as an educator specializing in History and Geography at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).

The Dominican received the diploma from the hands of the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the medal of the Chair of Sustainable Tourism from the architect Miguel Quintana Pali, creator, owner and president of the Xcaret complex.

The award ceremony took place in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, a tourist destination where Troncoso Morales has made several contributions to sustainable tourism.

“For me it was a great surprise, I have the honor of being the first to receive this distinction which fills me with satisfaction. I was informed that a list was made of experts in sustainable tourism in the Americas who have been working on the subject, and by presenting my work of more than thirty years spreading sustainable tourism throughout the Americas, they made me worthy of this recognition,” expressed Bolivar Troncoso.

Miguel Torruco Marqués, founder of the Pan-American Confederation of Hotel, Gastronomy and Tourism Schools (CONPEHT) and as Secretary of Tourism of the Mexican government, joined forces with the Xcaret Group Foundation as a model project of sustainable development in the world, which has won worldwide awards, and this year Bolívar Troncoso Morales is the first to receive the award unanimously.

“This award also exalts the Dominican Republic as a tourist destination that is moving towards sustainability, and that is the goal we have set for ourselves in more than 30 years of academic work,” said Troncoso Morales, who has given conferences, courses and workshops in his native Dominican Republic, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Zanzibar in Africa, among others.

Importance of the award

This award is extremely important because it is a public-private alliance between the Secretariat of the State of Mexico and a foundation of a large hotel chain. They own thousands of hectares, two sustainable hotels and 20 theme parks that have won international awards.

Gives keynote lecture

During his stay in Mexico, Troncoso Morales was invited to give a lecture on “Current trends in tourism and its challenges”, the first to be held by the International School of Tourism of the Universidad Anáhuac Cancún, which was aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, representatives of universities of the CONPEHT of Mexico, Dominican institutions and other countries of the Americas.

This institution of higher education, with international certificates, has created the chair and master’s degree in sustainable tourism and the doctorate in tourism and service oriented towards sustainability.

Troncoso Morales gave the lecture motivated by the signing of an agreement that the University recently signed with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt), to provide master’s and doctoral degrees in the area of sustainable tourism. Currently 114 Dominican hotel, tourism and gastronomy graduates are enrolled.

At the University, he signed the book of distinguished guests, which is subscribed by relevant personalities in their countries and in other parts of the world.


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