El Salvador promoted as destination for Conventions

Professional operators of Congresses and Conventions promoted benefits organizing international events in El Salvador.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The "Meeting planners" were present at the Tourism Showcase & Travel Expo and had the opportunity to find out about the portfolio of products and services offered by the country for conventions and congresses.
The Vice Minister of Tourism, Michelle Gallardo, said that in the 2014-2020 Plan convention tourism is the main pillar for tourism development in the country.
"El Salvador wants to distinguish itself from the others as a country for meeting tourism," said Gallardo, especially since the country has new modern highways and the most modern airport in the region, the public official insisted.

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The government prioritizes making the International Fair and Conventions Center into a first-class hub for the Central American region.

Carmen Molina writes in ElSalvador.com: "The Minister of Tourism and the president of the organization, Rubén Rochi, said yesterday that they are in the process of awarding the bid to a consultant who can help Cifco create the 'most appropriate business model' to achieve this goal.

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