United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) welcomed the agreement reached by the Sustainable Tourism Observatory of Guanajuato (Mexico) and Paraguay to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer. Guanajuato is also one of the 16 Observations in the UNWTO network.
The Tourism Observatory of Guanajuato, the first in Latin American, became a member of the UNWTO International Network of Tourism Observatories in 2014. The first meeting held between SECTUR and SENATUR happened at the UNWTO International Meeting of Spanish Tourism Observatories in 2016.
“We praise the agreement signed by the State Secretariat of Tourism of Guanajuato (SECTUR) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (SENATUR) as an important step to increase the development of sustainable tourism observatories,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
Fernando Oliver Rocha, State Secretary, Tourism of Guanajuato, said, “Through this alliance, we aim at fostering public policies with regard to sustainable tourism practices.”
Executive Secretary, Paraguay, Marcela Bacigalupo, recognised the relevance of the work of the UNWTO Observatories and underlined the importance of engaging private sector in sustainable tourism initiatives. “UNWTO has referred to Guanajuato as one of the best Observatories in Latin America, so we are very glad to have undersigned this agreement,” she mentioned.