Economist and business administrator Gustavo Segura Sancho took office environment on July eight as Costa Rica’s new minister of tourism, upon earlier minister María Amalia Revelo Raventós’ resignation owing to causes related to health.
Segura, who has 23 yrs of encounter in the tourism and hospitality marketplace, takes above the position with 3 key goals in thoughts and in the midst of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which has produced the worst crisis in the background of the region and its tourism sector. Those goals are to obtain a gradual and secure reopening of intercontinental flights, to deliver in the short term handy tools to alleviate the economical difficulties of the firms in the sector and to encourage financial recovery steps when using into account the worth of health management.
“I fully grasp and share the psychological, bodily and economical crisis of the stakeholders in the tourism marketplace. My purpose is to strive to conquer the impacts that we are struggling as a result of the pandemic and to shift forward. It will need a joint energy and a shared region eyesight,” reported Mr. Segura, who was a member of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute’s board of administrators among 2010 and 2016.
The new minister is an economics graduate of the College of Costa Rica and has a master’s degree in business administration from the INCAE Enterprise College, with a specialization in sustainable growth. Segura formerly served as the CEO of the Islita Group and manager of the Lodge Asset Administration Division of Cuestamoras, proprietors of the Marriott Los Sueños, Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén, Andaz Península de Papagayo and Hyatt Andaz Pinares.
Segura is also a member of the INCAE Enterprise College in the subject of sustainable tourism, and has managed functions and consultancy companies for corporations in the journey and tourism sector in many Latin American nations.
As far as his method, Segura insists that coordination with the health authorities is critical and that short-term force need to not distract from the interest to medium and extended-term challenges, these as protecting the region as a chief and aggressive participant in intercontinental tourism.
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