Venezuelan, South African Tourism ministers hold video conference to strengthen bilateral ties

Minister of People’s Power for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Félix Plasencia, held a video conference on Friday, September 11, with the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa, Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, to step up cooperation in tourism and establishing new ties to achieve air connection and tourism investments between the two countries.

In this regard, they recognized the need of moving forward with a join course of action, within the framework of the World Tourism Organization, to address and implement multilateral common strategies to benefit the two countries’ tourism industry.

The ministers agreed on the importance of deepening promotion and exchange of information to boost binational tourism with reciprocal visits of South African and Venezuelan citizens to know their countries tourism potential in Africa and Latin America.

Likewise, they agreed on expanding ties between South Africa and Venezuela and committed to actively participating in the International Tourism Fair of Venezuela (Fitven La Guaira 2021) and the World Travel Market Africa 2021 in order to undertake initiatives and organize joint events, promote and attract investment, and boost this important economic sector in the two countries.

Ministers Plasencia and Kubayi-Ngubane also shared their governments’ strategies to face COVID-19 and stressed the need of expanding the air connection between Africa and Latin America by promoting the establishment of direct flights between South Africa and Venezuela through their airlines Conviasa and South African Airways.

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