Experts to debate role of tourism in fostering regional integration and social inclusion in the Americas
The conference will focus on the relationship between the economic impact of tourism and social inclusion, regional integration, mega sporting events, and natural and cultural heritage.
The event, organized with the support of the government of Brazil and the Banco do Nordeste (BNB), will count on the participation of high-profile speakers, including the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno; UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai; and the Minister of Tourism of Brazil, Gastão Vieira; as well as other ministers of tourism from Latin America.
The conference is a major step towards consolidating the cooperation between the IDB and UNWTO, as well as a platform to strengthen multilateral and bilateral coordination and joint tourism development strategies in the region.
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