Meeting of the Americas on Social Tourism


The
Costa Rican Tourism Board and the Secretariat for the Americas of the International Social Tourism Organisation - ISTO Americas, have the pleasure of presenting you the activity program prepared especially for the members of the ISTO as part of the Encuentro de las Américas de Turismo Social (Meeting of the Americas on Social Tourism). 

The purpose of the Encuentro is to spread good practices of ISTO members on the American continent regarding social, fair and sustainable tourism, which will be possible as part of the Seminar -Tourism and sustainability: rights, access and current challenges for Social Tourism". Moreover, the event seeks to bring together the members and offer them an additional exchange space, to encourage and develop social tourism in the region, through collaboration and innovation. The ISTO members of the Americas will take advantage of the Encuentro to meet at their Annual General Assembly and will conclude their stay with the opportunity to take part in technical visits in Costa Rica. The Encuentro de las Américas de Turismo Social will take place from June 12 to June 15, 2019, and it is the detail of the program of activities specially designed for ISTO members:  

  • Wednesday, June 12: annual general assembly of the ISTO Americas (exclusive OITS members) 
  • Thursday 13 and Friday 14 of June: Seminar of conferences "Tourism and sustainability: rights, access and current challenges for Social Tourism" 
  • Saturday, June 15: technical visits and meetings of international participants with actors of social, solidary and sustainable tourism in the country, to know more about the programs in place and to exchange with other members regarding projects and eventual collaborations contributing to the development of social tourism in the Americas, in an efficient, innovative, fair and sustainable manner. 

Additional information: Verónica Gómez, director ISTO Americas, vgomez@oits-isto.org 

Preliminary program for the Seminar -Turismo y sostenibilidad: derechos, acceso y desafíos actuales para el Turismo Social": soon.

Registrations are open, complete the following form and send it to:

- Costa Rican Tourism Institute, Ricardo Ureña: ricardo.urena@ict.go.cr, participants from Costa Rica.
- OITS Américas, Verónica Gómez: vgomez@oits-isto.org, international participants.

We appreciate your interest in participating! We will contact you shortly to confirm your registration. In the case of international participants, we will be sending later the information regarding accommodation reservation, transfer from / to the airport and payment mechanisms and invoice issuance by email.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO ENTRY FEES FOR THE MEETING OF THE AMERICAS OF SOCIAL TOURISM - COSTA RICA 2019