Ministry of Tourism and Sports Matías Lammens and INPROTUR’s Executive Secretary Ricardo Sosa took a step ahead in biosecurity to welcome world tourism and led a new celebration to award the WTTC Stamp.
As far as biosecurity is concerned, Argentina is getting ahead to raise trust in world travelers. After the borders were reopened for tourists from neighboring countries, our country kept making efforts in order to gradually bring the tourism activity back to normal.
Today, once more, the National Bureau of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) awarded the Safe Travels stamp to new cities of our country. In a ceremony led by Ministry of Tourism and Sports Matías Lammens and INPROTUR’s Executive Secretary Ricardo Sosa, the institution awarded the distinctions to these provinces:
- ENTRE RIOS: Paraná – Federación – Concordia – Santa Elena – Diamante – María Grande – Gualeguaychú – Villa Elisa – Villaguay – San Salvador – Victoria – Colón – Paranacito – Pueblo General Belgrano
- JUJUY : Tilcara – Maimará – San Salvador de Jujuy – Humahuaca – Purmamarca
- CÓRDOBA: Embalse Rio Tercero – La Falda – San Javier y Yacanto – Alta Gracia – Villa General Belgrano – Villa Carlos Paz
- MISIONES: Oberá
- CHUBUT: Trelew – Esquel – Comodoro Rivadavia – Puerto Madryn – Gaiman
- CATAMARCA: San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca – Belén – Fiambala – Santa María
- BUENOS AIRES: Puan – Luján – Mar del Plata – Junín
- NEUQUÉN: Villa Pehuenia – Caviahue – Copahue – Neuquén – Aluminé
- RIO NEGRO: Choele Choel – Dina Huapi – El Bolsón – Viedma
- SALTA: San Lorenzo – Ciudad de Salta – Coronel Moldes
- MENDOZA: Lujan de Cuyo – Malargüe
- SAN LUIS: San Francisco del Monte de Oro
- SANTA FE: Rosario – Santa Fe – Rafaela
- CORRIENTES: Concepción del Yaguareté Corá – Colonia Carlos Pellegrini
- SANTA CRUZ: El Calafate
- SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO: Termas de Rio Hondo
- TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ANTARCTIDA AND SOUTH ATLANTIC ISLANDS: Tolhuin
As Lammens pointed out “Although this has been the hardest year in history for the tourism industry, we can see there is a deep feeling of resilience and solidarity in our country, which is something I would like to highlight. After the great joint efforts made by all the parties that make up the tourism sector in Argentina, we are better-off than we used to be and I trust this will be a good summer season. I particularly would like to congratulate Ricardo and all the team at INPROTUR; they have done a great job”.
Once more, Sosa highlighted the importance of the stamp and said “it is the result of the work carried out by the tourism representatives in the provinces through the CFT [Federal Council of Tourism] and the private sector, through the CAT [Argentine Chamber of Tourism]. Showing that a city has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp is a message of trust. Union and solidarity are the keys to get ahead”.
Argentina took a further step towards biosecurity in the last week when INPROTUR awarded the stamp to over 100 companies nationwide. Besides, the certification was awarded to cities in the Province of San Luis (Villa de Merlo, Cortaderas, Villa Mercedes, El Trapiche, Luján, Estancia Grande, Ciudad de San Luis and La Carolina); the Province of La Rioja (Departamento General Belgrano, Rosario Vera Peñaloza, Sanagasta, Chilecito, Gral. San Martín, Felipe Varela, Famatina, City of La Rioja, Castro Barros and Gral. Ocampo); the Province of Catamarca (Puerta de San José, Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Tinogasta, Andalgalá, Las Juntas and Valle Viejo) and the Province of Chubut (Epuyén, Río Mayo, Sarmiento, Trevelin, Dolavon, Rawson, 28 de julio and Rada Tilly).