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REPORT TO THE XXI INTER-AMERICAN CONGRESS OF MINISTERS AND HIGH-LEVEL AUTHORITIES OF TOURISM SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2013 Culture and Tourism Section, Department.

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1 REPORT TO THE XXI INTER-AMERICAN CONGRESS OF MINISTERS AND HIGH-LEVEL AUTHORITIES OF TOURISM SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2013 Culture and Tourism Section, Department of Economic and Social Development

2 INTRODUCTION AREAS COVERED: –REVIEW OF TOURISM IN THE AMERICAS –HEMISPHERIC FUND FOR TOURISM (FHT) –INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON TOURISM (CITUR) –ONGOING INITIATIVES –FOLLOW UP ON MANDATES FROM THE QUITO CONGRESS

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5 TOURISM RECEIPTS – AMERICAS

6 Hemispheric Fund for Tourism (FHT) EIGHT (8) MEMBER STATES HAVE EFFECTIVELY CONTRIBUTED TO THE FHT. THE BALANCE OF THE FUND STANDS AT $186,970. THREE PROJECTS WERE APPROVED FOR FINANCING. DRAFT STRATEGY TO INCREASE CONTRIBUTIONS PREPARED

7 ANNUAL CITUR WORK PLAN PREPARED THREE VIRTUAL MEETINGS OF THE CITUR CONVENED UNDER THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CITUR THREE FHT PROJECTS APPROVED INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON TOURISM (CITUR)

8 Small Tourism Enterprise Network (STEN) ONGOING INITIATIVES SMALL TOURISM ENTERPRISE NETWORK (STEN)

9 Security Tourism ONGOING INITIATIVES

10 IMPLEMENTATION OF DECLARATIONS OF THE XXI INTER-AMERICAN CONGRESS OF MINISTERS AND HIGH-LEVEL AUTHORITIES OF TOURISM QUITO CONSENSUS CIDI/TUR-XX /doc.5 /12 rev. 1 The General Secretariat ActivitiesResults Achieved RECOMMEND that CIDI adopt the Draft Statute of the Hemispheric Tourism Fund (CIDI/TUR-XX/doc.6/12 rev. 1) and the Proposed Rules of Procedure for the Presentation of Projects for the Hemispheric Tourism Fund (CIDI/TUR-XX/doc.6/12 rev. 1) with a view to adopting them as soon as possible. The Secretariat held several consultations with Member States on the Draft Statute and Proposed Rules of Procedure for the Presentation of Projects through the Committee on Partnerships for Development Policies. The Statute of the Hemispheric Tourism Fund was approved in November 2012 and the Rules of Procedure for the Presentation of Projects for the Hemispheric Tourism Fund approved in January INSTRUCT the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR) […] To prepare an annual work plan in order to have an instrument to promote the development of the tourism sector in the Americas. To report to the XXI Inter- American Congress of Ministers and High-level Authorities of Tourism on the execution of the Hemispheric Tourism Fund. The Secretariat drafted an annual work plan for CITUR which was presented to Members States for comments. The activities related to the execution of the FHT are included in the body of this report The annual work plan covering the period January to December 2013 was distributed by electronic circulation in April To formulate a strategy to promote the participation of associate members, in accordance with Article 19 of the Rules of Procedure of CITUR, in its activities. To prepare, within the framework of its annual work plan, a strategy to increase voluntary contributions to the Hemispheric Tourism Fund. The Secretariat incorporated both mandates within the framework of the CITUR Annual Work Plan. In April, 2013, COTELCO became the first Associate Member of CITUR. Drafts of strategies promote associate membership in the CITUR and to increase contributions to the FHT have been completed and will be circulated to the members of the CITUR

11 11 THANK YOU Richard Campbell Chief, Section for Tourism and Culture Department of Economic and Social Development Organization of American States


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