Guatemala, Venue for the International Tourism Meeting

In 2019 the country will be the host of a meeting of the Regional Commission of the World Tourism Organization for the Americas.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Tourism Institute:

Paraguay, April 13, 2018.  Today Guatemala was selected as the venue for the 64th meeting of the Regional Commission of the World Tourism Organization for the Americas (CAM), in the framework of the 63rd meeting of the regional commission, in which they will also be holding the International Seminar on the empowerment of women in Asunción, Paraguay.
 
"On behalf of the Government of Guatemala, through the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT), we presented our candidacy on March 15, 2018", explained the General Director of INGUAT, Jorge Mario Chajón. "In Guatemala, we have the facilities, installations, services and human resources needed to make the next year's edition of this UNWTO meeting a successful and pleasantly memorable event."  
 
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