Being aware of the cultural plurality implicit in the tourist activity and aiming to continue strengthening the relations of fraternity and cooperation among the countries of the region, “Viajes Venetur” magazine presents this special edition centered on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), a space that, since its creation in 2004, has promoted the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean, governed by the principles of social justice, sovereignty, solidarity and complementarity.
We are pleased to present this edition, reaffirming the will and commitment of the Venezuelan government and people to build the new world based on our diversity and identity, showing the peaceful, inclusive and sovereign nature of our peoples, and which also gives us the opportunity to show the world the tourism potential, the valuable historical heritage and the wide and rich range of cultural expressions of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and St. Lucia.
We are convinced that tourism is a strategic and structural factor to promote the integral development of nations, reason why this initiative is dedicated, in each of its editions, to highlighting the main attractions of different international destinations, where our region has always had and will always have a special position.
We will continue working to join efforts to produce significant and positive changes that will pave the way for progress and well-being for our countries, always respecting the principles of independence, cultural identity and self-determination of the peoples; and where cooperation, more than a slogan, translates into concrete and permanent actions.
On behalf of the team at Venezolana de Turismo, I would like to reiterate my commitment to contribute to this great crusade of regional integration, facing the challenges that the “new reality” imposes on us in the economic, social and political realms with hard work, creativity, commitment and responsibility.