Uruguayan resort city receives World Tourism Organization certification

Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

The Uruguayan resort city of Punta del Este has received certification from the World Tourism Organization (WTO) recognizing the excellent quality of service provided to visitors. WTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was present when Punta del Este received its certification in a ceremony on January 2.

 

The certification is “a great (source of) pride,” Tourism Minister Liliam Kechichian said, adding that it “is going to be great news for Punta del Este as a tourist destination and for the Country Brand of Uruguay.”

 

UNWTO.QUEST is a UNWTO program that promotes quality and excellence in tourism Destination Management Organizations (DMOs)’s planning, management and governance of tourism development, by means of capacity building.

 

UNWTO.QUEST Certification includes a guide “to promote continuous improvement in the quality management of the DMOs,” Kechichian said.

 

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