International Seminar on Travel Journalism Begins in Cuba

Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) With a more-than-10-year history and the growing interest above all in Latin American reporters, an International Seminar on Travel Journalism began today in this capital. Sponsored by the tourism press department at the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) and featuring seminars at the Jose Marti International Journalism Institute in Havana, the meeting has a special significance in light of the explosive growth in Cuba’s recreational industry.

Hilda Prieto, president of that UPEC department, said that around 60 experts from Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Panama, Paraguay, Nicaragua and Cuba are attending the meeting.

The objective of the event is to exchange experiences among press focused on travel and tourism development, with an emphasis on Latin America.

The program includes talks, tours, and topics like “Destination Cuba,” “Hemingway and his journalistic legacy in Havana,” social networking trends, the global travel industry system, and gastronomy, among other subjects.

Participants will visit sites of interest in Old Havana, crafts stores, and meet with Cuban artists, like musicians David and Ernesto Blanco.

Authorities from Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said that more than three million tourists are expected this year.

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