SECRETARIAT OF TOURISM RECEIVED RECOGNITION BY FONTUR DURING SECOND DAY OF ANATO
· Fontur and the Vice Ministry of Tourism recognized San Andres as the Best PIT Destination due to its remarkable growth during these last years.
· Secretary of Tourism, Yadira Olivo Florez, affirmed that little by little the goal is being achieved, the destination is becoming more visible and important commercial agreements with international destinations are being managed.
With recognition by Fontur and the Vice Ministry of Tourism as Best Destination PIT, San Andres closed its second day of participation in the Anato Tourist Showcase. The award was given by Julian Martinez, Coordinator of Tourist Information Points of the Vice Ministry, who highlighted the enormous growth the destiny has had during these last years.
"For Fontur, it is very important to have San Andres inside our Tourist Information Points. For this reason, San Andres was recognized this year as the best destination of our National Network of Tourist Information Points. It is a message of congratulation from Fontur and the Vice Ministry of Tourism to San Andres and the Tourism Secretariat for their commitment to information points," said Martinez.
According to the official, the idea is to continue linking the Archipelago in the different activities that are carried out nationally and internationally, to certify the country as one of the places that offers quality tourism.
With respect to the second day of the fair, Tourism Secretary, Yadira Olivo Florez, affirmed that little by little the objective is being achieved, the destination is becoming more visible and important commercial agreements with international destinations are being managed.
"Our exhibitors and the rest of the attendees have had a full agenda; have met appointments, made contacts and alliances, specifically for the Department. From the office of the Governor and the Ministry of Tourism, we have arranged important appointments with airlines. We talked about connectivity issues, rates and it is very important to note that we are emphasizing the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. We are attracting the attention of all people who are interested in reaching the destination with this condition, we want sustainable tourism," said the Secretary of Tourism.
Another remarkable point of the second day of Anato was the great reception by international investors. Referring to this topic, Olivo Florez stated that more and more international destinations are recording the name of San Andres and putting it on their list as the next place to discover.
"We have made very good contacts and alliances with Austria, Argentina, part of South America, andin Mexico. Today we had an appointment with Austria to explore more partnerships and connectivity. I think the balance is very positive and we are having a resounding success. Here we are waiting for everyone to show them the wonders of our territory," stressed the secretary.
As of this date, more than 22.000 professionals of the sector managed their income to participate in the 38thedition of Anato Tourist Showcase.
The Corferias fairgrounds receive around 40 international destinations and all national departments, who show their attractions to establish business relationships to expand tourist offers.
Encouraging tourism as a motor for social, economic and employment-generating development is the goal set by the Government of San Andres. Therefore, during the tourist showcase, the bet has been to strengthen relations and attract new international investors.