The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has appointed Gustavo Segura Sancho to the job of minister of tourism.
He will also action up as executive president of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, changing María Amalia Revelo Raventós as head of the office.
Segura Sancho has a diploma in economics from the College of Costa Rica and an MBA in sustainable development from the prestigious INCAE Business University.
His professional career includes intensive experience in equally the general public and personal sectors.
He invested seven several years in the lodge marketplace as properly as six several years as a member of the board of administrators of the Costa Rican Tourism Board, 5 of them as its vice president.
Thanks to his experience in sustainable tourism, Segura Sancho was a key player in the implementation of Costa Rica’s Certificate for Sustainable Tourism (CST).
The CST categorises organizations primarily based on the diploma to which they adhere to sustainable practices – a pioneering programme launched by Costa Rica in 1997 and backed by the Globe Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
A few apparent locations are the priorities for Segura Sancho as minister: the return of global flights step by step and securely the implementation of applications to relieve the monetary
issues of tourism organizations and the execution of actions to reactivate the economic system.
“It is a wonderful honour to serve Costa Rica as its new tourism minister, a place that will come with even a larger obligation at this time thanks to the advanced problem induced by Covid-19, a pandemic that has been specifically dangerous to the tourism marketplace.
“It is my want and endeavor that Costa Rica remains a key worldwide tourism player,” Segura Sancho explained.
The now former tourism minister, María Amalia Revelo Raventós, handed around her place to the president very last 7 days thanks to “health reasons”.