The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced that the Australian city of Perth will host its next summit, to be held in late 2024 in partnership with Tourism Western Australia. WTTC chair Julia Simpson said Perth “promises to elevate the global summit experience, offering attendees a taste of the hospitality and adventure that Australia offers par excellence.” She also announced the appointment of Certares director Greg O’Hara as the new chairman of the organization’s board of directors. O’Hara has been a member of the WTTC executive committee since 2019 and vice chairman since 2021. He will assume the position later this month and will succeed Arnold Donald. O’Hara has noted that he is will support “members and the WTTC as the industry continues to strengthen.” For his part, Simpson has stressed that he will bring “a wealth of experience and a deep knowledge of the sector”, with which the WTTC will have “new scope in an industry that is growing faster than the global economy”

Carlos Rodolí, president of the Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Tourist Enterprises of the North (Ashonorte), announced all the details of the ADN Bachata World Festival.

He explained that, “in November of last year, the first version of the first Bachata World Festival was held in the city of Puerto Plata, being a very successful event, which will boost tourism in the destination”.

“This activity was on the front pages of the national press that said Puerto Plata defy the rain and everyone stayed until the end watching the show,” he added.

He indicated that “last year 135 professional dance couples came to compete in this genre and this year there are already 260 registered couples coming from more than 16 countries and the idea is to hold the bachata Olympics where all the events that take place at the international level we can be the home of these events”.

He informed that the ballots will be available at the offices of Ashonorte, in the establishments of Ochosantos, in Santiago they will be placed in the facilities of the Businessmen’s Association of Santiago and in the Puerta del Sol, establishment near the monument, according to Mia Visión TV.

“It is a musical project, it is a project to promote the destination of Puerto Plata, we have seen bachata as an ideal tool to use the fame and the worldwide boom of bachata to promote the destination of the Dominican Republic,” he said.

Source: Arecoa

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