Lana Wood and Canadian Ambassador Matthew Levin in Havana
From November 7 to 9 the Havana Melia Cohiba Hotel hosted the CETA International Conference on Sustainable EduTourism attended by Canadian, Cuban and International speakers and tourism industry representatives.
The conference was organized by GWA Training Brokers and CETA, the Canadian EduTourism Associates Cooperative LTD and was supported by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Education, the Canadian Embassy in Cuba and other International partnerships. The event explored the benefits that exist when educational, cultural, environmental and tourism sectors join to promote a region's edutourism offerings.
Attendees were welcomed by GWA President and CETA Conference Chair Lana Wood and Canadian Ambassador in Cuba Matthew Levin. In his introductory speech, Ambassador Levin stated that tourism is a pillar in the relationship between Cuba and Canada and, in turn, creates many other relationships between the Cuban and Canadian peoples. "We see this event as closely aligned with our efforts at the Embassy to facilitate a broad range of contact and engagement between Canada and Cuba, as a means of exploring and promoting our many areas of sharedinterests." added Ambassador Levin.