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Colombia presents traditional festivals in Cuba

Havana, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The advisor to the Ministry of Culture of the Colombian town of Pereira, Patricia Zorro, presented today in Havana the relevance of the traditional festivals of her country and the tourist impact.

During her participation in the 17th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism, which is held here until Friday, the expert referred to the relevance of these celebrations in the Rizaralde community, located in an important coffee-growing area in her country.

When speaking at the meeting, she addressed the topic of the harvest festivals, as the heritage of Pereira, Colombia and the world.

She said the roots of this popular revelry date back to the late 19th century, when two annual events were organized for the sale of livestock. These meetings attracted farmers and merchants from nearby towns.

The fairs, scheduled this year in August, are a buying and selling opportunity and a moment of meeting and camaraderie for travelers who come to their nation for vacation and cultural knowledge. In the current versions, cultural, gastronomic, musical and traditional exchanges occur.

The Seminar, organized every year by the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) and its Tourist Journalism Circle, attracts many communicators, especially Latin Americans.

Precisely, of the 45 attendees on this occasion, including Cubans, the Colombian delegation is the largest, with many of its members repeating trips to Cuba, as is the case of the speaker herself.

On this occasion, journalists from other nations arrive, including Mexico, Ecuador, Uruguay and Canada, who debate with their Cuban colleagues the current trends in the global travel industry.

During this day, the academic meetings concluded and a delegation from the Cuban nature tourism travel agency Ecotur presented the benefits of the Caribbean archipelago and its perspectives.

The International Nature Tourism Meeting (Turnat) is scheduled for September of this year in the eastern region of Cuba, one of the most outstanding among experts in this type of travel, with a track record recognized by specialists in nature tourism. and adventures.

Starting this Wednesday and until June 21, attendees of the International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism will visit attractive places such as the Tropicana cabaret and the Rum Museum, both in Havana, and the Varadero resort, about 140 kilometers east of the capital and considered the main sun and beach center of the country.

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