Interinstitutional Alliance presents strategy of Economic Development for Fishing and Gastronomic Tourism
Interinstitutional Alliance presents strategy of Economic Development
for Fishing and Gastronomic Tourism
The Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar- together with the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food and the municipalities of Iztapa, Escuintla; and Champerico, Retalhuleu, launched the Economic Development Strategy for Fishing and Gastronomic Tourism.
The strategy aims to recover and generate new sources of employment and income for fishermen and workers in the tourism sector in the municipalities of Iztapa, Escuintla (112 km of Guatemala City); and Champerico, Retalhuleu (224 km of Guatemala City) both at the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
The action plans include training in gastronomic diversification, good manufacturing practices, technical training, business, and fishing strengthening, and establishing a country brand to attract investment and visitors.
“We are convinced that together we will be able to position Iztapa and Champerico on the gastronomic, tourist and sustainable fishing map,” said Luis Miguel Paiz, general manager of the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association.