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OAS assistant general secretary praises plan for hemispheric tourism fund. Inter-American Travel Congress proposal

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Governments of the Americas should make tourism a central focus of their economic recovery strategies, and a priority in their national policies said Albert Ramdin, assistant general secretary of the Organization of American States.

Ramdín praised OAS member states for approving the establishment of a hemispheric tourism fund, geared towards supporting extremely poor communities that are unable to develop tourism potential.

The proposal for the fund was made during the Inter-American Travel Congress, which closed this weekend in El Salvador.

Original source: Organization of American States (press release)