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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) have launched the Innovative Community Tourism Experiences Competition to promote innovation through alliances between tour operators and community tourism suppliers. With the presence of 30 community leaders, with their vibrant conventional outfits that signify the cultural variety of the totally different indigenous, Afro and mestizo peoples of Panama, the UNWTO and the ATP shared with the media the official particulars of the competitors.
The Competition will promote modern and disruptive tourism experiences that encourage the conservation and regeneration of the pure and cultural heritage of Panama and the empowerment of native communities. The classes of the competition will mirror the 5 Heritage Routes of Panama established within the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan 2020-2025: (1) Bridge of the World Route, (2) Crucible of Cultures Route, (3) Forests of Life Route, (4) Birds in Paradise, (5) Wonders of the Ocean.
Applications to take part will probably be open till 15 March 2023. The grand winner of the competition will obtain: (a) a prize of USD25,000 in infrastructure for the community of the profitable expertise, (b) a spot to exhibit the expertise on the Adventure Travel World Summit 2023 in Japan. The 5 finalist experiences will obtain: (a) a course from the UNWTO Tourism Online Academy, (b) inclusion within the UNWTO Innovation Network, with international visibility through UNWTO social media channels, (c) seed capital of USD2,000 every for the communities, (d) a spot for every of the 5 finalists in Adventure Next Latin America 2023 to market their experiences.
UNWTO secretary normal Zurab Pololikashvili mentioned: “During the pandemic, technology and the growing sense of responsibility have created a need to develop new transformative products that are more inclusive and sustainable, and with this competition we are promoting an effort in this direction.”
The Minister of Tourism of Panama, Iván Eskildsen, highlighted: “Our Sustainable Tourism Master Plan establishes that, in order to achieve true sustainability, local communities must be at the centre of the tourism phenomenon. We value the support of the UNWTO and its commitment to the transformation of our industry.”
As of July 2022, Panama has exceeded the determine of 1 million guests, greater than triple the customer arrivals in 2021. With this competitors being launched along with the UNWTO, Panama seeks not solely to get again to the pre-pandemic ranges of tourists (it’s estimated that the month-to-month quantity will probably be recovered earlier than the tip of the yr), however above all to remodel the nation through tourism, bettering the standard of lifetime of native communities, whereas conserving and regenerating its pure and cultural treasures.
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