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1 ALIDE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE FOR TOURISM FINANCING AND DEVELOPMENT 40 th Regular Meeting of the ALIDE General Assembly Fortaleza, Brasil Friday May 14, 2010

2 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING OVERVIEW AGENDA 1.INSTALLATION: WELCOME & OVERVIEW OF MEETING HELD IN CURACAO, May 2009 DONALD CHARLES, CHAIRMAN 2.PROPOSED REGIONAL MEETING: JUSTIFICATION; OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES; TOPICS; PLANNING JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, ALIDE

3 TECHNICAL COMMITTTEE MEETING OVERVIEW AGENDA 3.PRESENTATION: NEW TOURISM INNOVATION: MULTI-DESTINATION PACKAGES & HUBS - DONALD CHARLES 4.PRESENTATION: ALIDE S WORKING PROGRAM ON FINANCING AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

4 OPENING COMMENTS BY MEETING CHAIRMAN DONALD CHARLES

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8 Tourist Attractions in Latin America & the Caribbean

9 Historic Tourist Heritage Sites in Latin America & the Caribbean

10 The Local Crafts of Latin America

11 The Caribbean - a Vacation Paradise

12 We Must Strive to Development Tourism to Aid our Survival

13 What Does the Region Have to Offer the World! World Heritage Sites Beauty Historico Cultural Heritage Cultural Diversity Vibrant World History Indigenous People Tradition, Culture & Customs Historical Architecture & Art Wilderness Colorful Festivals Bustling Flea Markets Dancing Festivals Vibrant Bustling Cities Buzzing Nightlife Passion for Soccer Luxourious Hotels & Restuarants Larger than Life Steaks Coffee & Wines

14 What Does the Region Have to Offer the World! Biological Diversity richness of animal, bird & plant life 15% of protected endangered & endemic bird species Wild animals Wild Life Preserves Wilderness & Pure Nature Tranquility AmazonRainForest Tropical Wetlands Pristine Beaches Sandy White Sand Beaches, Palm Trees & Sunshine Empty Beach Coastlines Wooden Cabins set in trouble free Rural Lifestyle Untamed Charm & Stunning Beauty; Scenic Spots; Magnificent Views Jungle Towns Ranches

15 What Does the Region Have to Offer the World! Famous Lake with Curative Powers Thermal Baths Water based activities: Swimming, fishing, boating, surfing Adventure Activities: White water rafting, cycling, hiking, trekking, camping, canoeing, zipling Sailing & Power Boating Awe inspiring Andes Mountain range Untamed Volcanoes Rapids Waterfalls Grottos Lakes Geysers 18 century Fortresses & Churches

16 MULTI-DESTINATION PACKAGES Need to offer a combination of destinations Tourism already established in major cities in the region Need to expand and diversify the tourism product on offer to less developed areas to increase economic activities

17 Development of Hubs Manaus, Brasil Brasilia San Jose, Costa Rica Santo Domingo, Republica Dominica Antigua & Barbuda Curacao

18 Development of Hubs Canada USA Europe (existing flights) to ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (hub) connecting to: Manaus, Dominican Republic, OECS MANAUS, BRASIL (hub) connecting to: Belem, Boa Vista, Fortaleza BRASILIA (hub) connecting to: Santiago, Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Montevideo

19 Development of Hubs Canada USA Europe (existing flights) to ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (hub) connecting to: San Jose, Dominican Republic, OECS SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (hub) connecting to: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Lima

20 Development of Hubs SAN SALVADORE, EL SALVADOR (hub) connecting to: Mexico, Guatemala, Hondurus, Belize, Nicaragua

21 Development of Hubs LIMA, PERU connecting to: Bolivia, Paraguay, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janerio Sao Paulo connection point to Porto Alegro Rio de Janerio connection point to Belo Horizonte

22 Development of Hubs Canada USA Europe (existing flights) to CURACAO, N.A. (hub) connecting to: Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Fortaleza, Trinidad & Tobago, OECS, Dominican Republic

23 Development of Hubs Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; Cape Town, South Africa existing flights to SAO PAULO, BRASIL (hub) connecting to: Brasilia, Manaus, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Lima,

24 THE WAY FORWARD Establish Latin America and the Caribbean as the Premier Vacation & Educational Destination Multi destination packages to include: multiair passes and multi hotel accommodation Joint marketing Research market needs

25 With Tourism Growth comes Housing Developments for the People

26 Tourism will Create Jobs for both the Young and Old!

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