Last night, the National Institute for Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) received the Premio Bitácora handed out by Mensajero Turístico, a tourism-specialised media that has been organising this event to recognize the tourism industry since 2006.
In Premios Bitácora’s fifteenth edition, which took place in Teatro Tango Porteño, in the city of Buenos Aires, awards were also given to travel agents, wholesale agencies, business owners, air transport, hotel managers, official tourism organisations and provincial offices, among others.
On behalf of the Institute, Ricardo Sosa, INPROTUR’s Executive Secretary, received the award for “boosting Argentina’s promotion in the world.”
Ricardo Sosa reviewed INPROTUR’s work in such a difficult moment for the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sosa claimed, “We are truly happy, and I appreciate this recognition. I want to ask some people from the INPROTUR’s team present here to join me on stage. I want to thank the President of Argentina, tour operators, business owners, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Matías Lammens and the whole Ministry team, Carla Vizzoti, and everyone who steadily worked in these difficult years to generate the joint efforts between the public and the private sectors so that inbound tourism can be a fact, as we are already witnessing it.”
In addition, Sosa stated, “We are sure that we will not only recover the tourism activity before the pandemic, but also achieve Argentina’s tourism growth, which has not been developing for the last ten years.”
In the ceremony, the recognition for the work on the sector’s promotion was also received by the Minister of Tourism and Sports of Argentina, Matías Lammnes, the Minister of Health of Argentina, Carla Vizzotti, the Secretary of Tourism Promotion, Yanina Martínez, Salta’s Governor, Gustavo Sáenz, the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT)’s President, Gustavo Hani, Aerolíneas Argentina’s President, Pablo Ceriani, Federal Tourism Council’s President, Claudia Grynszpan, among other representatives of the public and private sector.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández could not be present to receive the award; however, he sent a thank-you video. Likewise, Ricardo Sosa received the prize on behalf of Santiago del Estero’s Governor, Gerardo Zamora, who could not attend either.