Do you consider that the pandemic has introduced relevant changes in the behaviour of tourists and travellers arriving in Venezuela?
Of course, in this context, sustainable tourism has become a priority, by virtue of which we have promoted proposals that take into account the economic, social and environmental repercussions - current and future - in order to satisfy the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and the host communities. Today, tourists are looking for tourism where contact with nature prevails, safe tourism, contemplation, adventure, ecotourism (such as birdwatching), among other options, and our country offers alternatives in this sense.
Do you think that the national tourism industry is making efforts to provide creative and innovative solutions for international tourism promotion?
Definitely, yes. The regions are working together to achieve this. For example, at FITVen 2022, the states had the opportunity to present their potential and attractions, tourist routes and circuits, as well as their promotional campaigns, reinforcing the work that is being done with the state fairs, where the national government, through MINTUR, the regional and municipal governments, the community, businessmen, artisans and entrepreneurs have joined forces to jointly carry out actions that enhance this sector.
Similarly, tourist routes have been certified, public and private commercial initiatives have been promoted in the sector, as well as related service companies, improvements have been made to recreational and leisure infrastructures, roads and highways, and technical roundtables have been held to guarantee the necessary public services to develop this important activity and to project the different destinations in the national and international markets.