May 17, 2022

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Cuba receives a medal at a conference on tourism in Spain (+ photo)

Cuban Tourism Minister, Juan Carlos Garcia, received the recognition after speaking in one of the Ifema-Madrid exhibition halls about the Caribbean island’s outlook in this sector.

During the Ibero-American Conference of Tourism and Business Ministers (Cimet), Garcia was one of the speakers, along with his counterparts from Mexico, Miguel Toroco. Guatemala, Minor Cordon; Nicole Marder Honduras. Puerto Rican, Carlos Mercado; Brazil, Gilson Machado, Uruguay, Tabare Vieira and others.

Earlier, the Cuban minister held a meeting with representatives of the business world in Spain, to whom he referred to some of the goals of the Caribbean island by 2030, such as increasing hotel capacity to 95 thousand rooms and exceeding six million visitors.

The Cimet Forum was chaired by the Minister of State for Tourism of Spain, Fernando Valdes. EFEMA General Manager, Eduardo López Puertas; Head of Latin America Sales for the Iberia Group, Victor Moneo; and Director of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) Maria Valcars.

One of the main issues discussed Tuesday in Cimet pointed to the keys to post-pandemic tourism in Iberian America.

In parallel, the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abenader, who will take part in the basic activities of his country in Vitor, which begins tomorrow, participated in a breakfast with business figures from Spain, especially airlines and hotel chains.

Vitor begins on Wednesday in Ifema and will run until Sunday, with the participation of 107 countries and about seven thousand delegates, with the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Jamaica, Barbados, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Panama. Costa Rica and Guatemala are among Latin America.

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The colors of the Dominican flag that were already lit up at the Wanda Metropolitano last night will remain at the forefront in Madrid for the industry show without chimneys.

A mural called Dominican Republic, Dedicated to You, by Caribbean artists Wanda Kotorial and Gerson Rodriguez, has been installed in this capital’s Santo Domingo metro station to remain on display for two years.

In addition, on Thursday and Friday of this week, the Plaza de Cibeles fountain will also dazzle in the national colors of the Dominican flag, in confirmation of the Caribbean nation’s great commitment to hegemony.

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