The International Tourism Fair of Venezuela (Fitven) will be held on Margarita Island, state of Nueva Esparta, on November 22 through 25, Minister Stella Lugo said today.
The event aims to position the industry as one of the driving force of the nation’s economy, and Isla Margarita among the main destinations in the area, said Lugo during a business meeting with entrepreneurs and industry players.
During the meeting, the Minister of Tourism emphasized the intention of boosting the potential of the state of Nueva Esparta- made up also of the islands of Coche and Cubagua- to turn it into the most important market for national and foreign visitors.
The tourist sector, she stressed, must generate new economic dynamics, so the program is now focused on working together with the rest of the sectors to contribute to the economic recovery plan launched by the Venezuelan government.
The Minister also announced the setting up in Isla Margarita of the technical tables of tourism, an initiative which is part of Fitven’s efforts to foster this activity.
This is an alternative to diversify the economy which includes, among other things, the exchange with private operators on staff training, as well as public services, security, promotion and exchange freedom.
Margarita Island, also known as the Pearl of the Caribbean, is one of the main attractions for visitors in Venezuela because of its beaches, which are ideal for surfing, scuba diving and other water sports, as well as the preservation of historic colonial settlements.