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Dominican Republic to host Africa-Americas tourism summit

Punta Cana.- The Dominican Republic will host the first joint meeting of tourism leaders from Africa and the Americas, a landmark event to discuss the future of tourism in both regions. The meeting aims to enhance cooperation by leveraging shared cultural diversity and tourism products, promoting tourism development across Africa and the Americas.

The event, titled ‘1st Bi-regional Meeting of UN Tourism in Africa-America,’ will take place from October 3 to 4, 2024, in Punta Cana. Deputy Minister of Tourism Carlos Peguero highlighted the regions’ impressive natural attractions, rich cultural legacy, and untapped tourism potential as key elements for economic diversification, job creation, and sustainable development.

Peguero emphasized the goal of strengthening South-South relations and cooperation while recognizing Africa’s historical and cultural impact on the Americas. This meeting is set against a backdrop of global interconnection, with South-South cooperation seen as crucial for promoting sustainable development and achieving the 2030 Agenda.

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