Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018. 9:30 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Manuel Heredia Jr., led an official delegation on June 27 and June 28 to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to participate in the 108th Ordinary Meeting of the Central American Council of Tourism Ministers (C.C.T., for its Spanish equivalent), as well as the 12th Ordinary Meeting of the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency (C.A.T.A., for its Spanish equivalent).
At the CCT meeting, Francisco Javier Garcia, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, and current President Pro-Tempore of the CCT provided a summary of achievements during his presidency from January to June 2018.
Those included the successful integration of the Dominican Republic as an official member of the CATA, and its work in promoting multi-destination travel within the Central American Region.
At the end of this CCT Ordinary Meeting, Garcia led a ceremonial transfer of the Pro-Tempore Presidency for the CCT to Heredia.
As per protocol, under the Central American Integration System (S.I.C.A., for its Spanish equivalent) Belize takes over the Pro-Tempore Presidency of this regional organization and of its various arms, including the CCT, on July 1, 2018.
Belize will assume being President of the CCT, and President of the Board of Directors of CATA during the period July to December 2018.
Heredia committed to continue the excellent work that the Dominican Republic has engaged in during the first semester of 2018, and to work diligently in ensuring that the regional strategy for sustainable tourism development and multi-destination tourism remains a priority in the region of SICA.
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