EL SALVADOR BROWSE NEW ENLARGE dabbling in NICHES CRUISE TOURISM
- El Salvador with the other Central American countries seeking to expand the cruise industry in the region of the hand with members of the Florida Cruise Association and Caribbean, FCCA.
- Central aims to strengthen policies to improve competitiveness in the cruise industry, and improving the infrastructure of its ports, creating conditions for investment and public-private partnership.
Ministers of Tourism of Central, along with representatives from a 120 companies operating in the region serving various cruise companies, participate in the “First Conference Cruise Central ", to be held in San Pedro Sula's 4 to the 6 May and its main theme is the growth, improvement and development of new cruise destinations in the region.
The Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran, today traveled to Honduras accompanied by Salvadoran businessmen to propose international cruise companies the attractions that Central America and as an integrated system seeks a true multi promote and strengthen the existing cruise industry in Atlantic, but including countries with Pacific coast.
"As a country, El Salvador has the infrastructure capacity for cruise. For example, Port of La Union has a specific terminal for cruise ships and the Port of Acajutla, have joined interagency efforts to ECA and the Maritime Port Authority to increase visitor arrivals in this segment of tourism. We want to encourage tourists to travel on these cruises stay overnight at least one night in the country, considering that they have a high purchasing power and economic spillover benefits significantly to tourism SMMEs ", holding the bouquet holder.
In this call are invited executives of the highest level of the largest cruise companies in the world as firms Carnival, Norweigan, Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises y Royal Caribbean International, and some managers of the organizations to which they belong, as in the case of Florida Cruise Association and Caribbean, FCCA for its acronym in English, which organizes and sponsors the event.
The first Cruise Central Conference held for the first time in Honduras, prior to the regular meeting held in late April at the International Airport of El Salvador by the Ministers of Tourism of the Isthmus, which highlighted a joint declaration unification efforts to seize the opportunities of each country in this industry.
The Salvadoran officer is to read the conference is certainly, a "great opportunity to gain experience of how to grow in a strong industry position and thus El Salvador in the circuit doing cruises in the Pacific Flyway".
The conference of the cruise industry will also focus on tourist excursions on land and include marketing, purchase, operations and port development and the analysis of trends in the industry in today.
The FCCA groups the major cruise lines operating in the Caribbean waters, Latin America and Florida, organ that functions as a discussion regarding legislation, tourism development, ports, security and other cruise industry.
The board is composed of the cruise companies, Aida Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises Lines, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises USA) Inc, Norwegian Cruise Line, P & The Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn.
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