Puerto Vallarta to host 7th International Tourism Forum for Parliamentarians and Local Authorities

Published by Ozgur Tore

The global economic crisis has opened up important opportunities for the tourism sector, but capitalizing on these requires a better understanding of the various governance roles within national tourism policy and decision making.
This will be the main topic of debate among the Ministers of Tourism, parliamentarians, local authorities and representatives of the private sector meeting at the upcoming Seventh Forum for Parliamentarians and Local Authorities (16-18 November, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico).

Given the horizontal nature of the tourism sector, all public policies have a significant impact on tourism activity, yet this is often not taken into account by legislators when it comes to decision-making. The Forum will debate current challenges facing tourism governance, in particular the need for increased cooperation across various ministries and players at the national, regional and local levels.

This year’s Forum will be chiefly focused on major issues currently facing the sector, exploring the lessons learned from the recent economic crisis and demonstrating how, with strong national public policies on tourism and a cohesive private sector, tourism can be instrumental in economic growth, job creation and sustainable development.

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