Tuesday, May 7th, the Foro de Interés Ciudadano (FIC) took place in Riberalta. The objective was to expose and explain the 292 Law of Ley General del Turismo “Bolivia te espera”, as well as the National Tourism Plan (PLANTUR). Sustainable Bolivia was there to get some information about the new touristic politics that are being driven at departmental and national level.
It was a whole day event. In the morning the operation of the departmental law “Destino Beni” was explained. In the afternoon, they emphasized the law 292 of the General Tourism Law, “Bolivia te espera”. In those regulations, they explained which subjects correspond to each situation. The attendants, all of them representing tourism companies and associations, could have an idea about the law that give them rights and obligations.
During the afternoon they explained the National Tourism Law, as well as the National Plan in which they are working from now on, to improve the projects that are already developed, as well as promoting new ones, to introduce other attractions in which Bolivia would highlight: gastronomy (several platos bandera will be chosen, one for each region, they want to show fruits that have been around for a long time, such as the asaí, the almond, the chestnut or the quinoa), its nature that encompasses an enormous biodiversity in comparison to other well-known countries of the world.
In fact, Bolivia has obtained 14 nominations in 2019 for the World Travel Awards (WTA), competing for the awards for gastronomy, craftwork and destinations in general, as explained the Vice Minister of Tourism Marcelo Eduardo Arze García. The winners will be awarded on July 13th in La Paz. At the end of the event, they elected the members of the Departmental Tourism Council and the members of the Municipal Council of Sectorial Research. Bolivia will be focused on promoting community-based tourism as a way of cultural and natural conservation, as well as to promote all the beauty that the country can offer and that each year makes them grow as one of the best tourist destinations in South America, for its authenticity, culture, traditions, festivities and flora and fauna biodiversity.