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National Meeting on New Alternatives of Tourism


The Tourism Committee of Maldonado`s State Government organized this meeting inviting SUTUR and other organizations to make a presentation on Rural tourism as another alternative of tourism Ms Alicia Morales, owner of La Salamora and Vice president of SUTUR (Uruguayan Society of Rural Tourism ) was in charge of the presentation.

On Friday June 24th the Vice-Minister, Ms. Liliam Kechichian made a presentation about the situation of the tourism in Uruguay, providing figures of the last quarter and the projections for the upcoming season

It is interesting to note that in 2010 Uruguay received 2.407.676 tourists (excluding cruise ships) and that this represented USD 1.478245.600. The 2011 /2012 cruiser season has already 220 arrivals announced.

Arq Alvaro Bertoni Vice Director of the Tourism Department of Maldonado State presented their " Plan for of tourism, recreation and tourism of second residence"

Ms Morales made an hour presentation about Rural Tourism, about the members of SUTUR and the situation of this alternative tourism

Several television channels, newspapers and radio requested a small interview and this was another way to present the rural tourism offers that Uruguay has


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