BogotÃ¡, Nov 16 (EFE) .- The Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE) will hold a congress from November 17 to 26 in the Colombian city of Cali, of which at least 100 will participate. Spanish businessmen, experts and authorities, whose central theme will be peace as a source of sector development for Colombia, organizers informed today.
The IV Congress Tourism Quality International will take this year the title of "Tourism for Peace and Development" and has the collaboration of the Government of the Department of Valle del Cauca, which Cali (southwest) is the capital.
Likewise, the City of Cali and Procolombia, the government entity that promotes tourism in the country, support the activity.
"This Congress will serve as a window to the world for Cali and Valle del Cauca to become known as an attractive and wonderful destination that is yet to be explored, "the ICTE president said in a statement. Miguel Mirones.
Likewise, the objective of the congress is "to vindicate the important role of the sector in the world economy, as well as its effectiveness as a tool for peace and the development of the people, "he added.
Therefore, the event will bring together in Colombia the world's leading experts in tourism, as well as businessmen and authorities who will meet to discuss the main issues affecting the sector.
For its part, the executive director of the Cali Valle Bureau, MarÃa Elvira PÃ¡ez, commented that "the congress will represent an important opportunity to bring tourism closer to the economic development of our department and where its inhabitants can play an active and prosperous role. "
Among the round tables that they will carry out they appear "Contribute of the gastronomic tourism to the country mark", "How not to die of success: Keys for the management of tourist flows", "Tourist Quality. Internationals "and" Sustainable Tourism: Sustainable Development. "
The Vice Tourism Minister of Colombia, Sandra Howard, will be present at the IV International Tourism Quality Congress; the councilor of tourism of the Basque Government, Alfredo Retortillo; GonzÃ¡lez, among other officials of the two countries.