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Secretary Olivera Rocha awarded at World Tourism Forum

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Guanajuato, the cradle of Mexico’s Independence, is one of the country’s favorite cultural tourism destinations either for traveling, relaxing or simply spending a great time during the weekend.

During the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland, Fernando Olivera Rocha, Guanajuato State Secretary of Tourism received a recognition award and declared: “Our beautiful state has been recognized worldwide for its special characteristics and features” while he received the “Tourism Star Award 2017”.

The prize is given to the person who supports the tourism sector significantly, through attitudes such as commitment, inspiration, passion and enthusiasm for generating a positive impact in that industry.

A World Tourism Organization spokesperson said that this award is given to an honorable person who inspires a lasting impact and profiles tourism as a force for good. That’s why the state of Guanajuato represents all México within the world tourism of excellence.



Olivera Rocha was selected at the World Tourism Forum after competing with Ghassan Dalal, Erbil Rotana’s general manager from Iraq; and Sonia Kanobana, flight operations officer of the Professional Aviation Administration Department from Rwanda.

After receiving the award, Olivera Rocha thanked those who have supported him throughout his career.

“Thank you very much to everyone, today more than ever I’m more sure than ever that everything requires hard team work. A great group of collaborators is required to make things not only good, but excellent. This is a prize that I will always carry in my heart forever. Thank you all,” said Olivera Rocha, in a brief speech whole receiving the prize.

Since September 2012, Olivera Rocha leads the State’s Secretariat of Tourism, where he has positioned the state of Guanajuato as the sixth most visited destination in México and the tourism sector as the second economic force in Guanajuato, pushing this destination as a cultural and gastronomic tourist powerhouse.

Source: http://www.altonivel.com.mx/

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