Certificates awarded to Ecuador Ministry of Tourism and Hotel Federation of Ecuador (Ahotec) participants following a 3-month engagement by Hotel Resilient to develop and deliver the Training of Trainers Program.

The Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshops conducted by Hotel Resilient have culminated with the delivery of certificates participants from the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism and the Hotel Federation of Ecuador (Ahotec). 

Below is an english translation of the article by the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism:

(Quito, Pichincha) – This Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism delivered the certificates of approval to the participants of the Biosafety Protocols Trainers Workshop, held in coordination with Hotel Resilient and Import Promotion Desk (IPD) from Germany.

The event was attended by the Vice Minister of Tourism, Ricardo Zambrano, who congratulated the initiative and highlighted the importance of technical cooperation and public-private articulation, since the workshop was aimed at both the Ministry’s team and the tourism industry, which was represented by the Hotel Federation of Ecuador (Ahotec). He also recalled that this is one of the several processes that the Ministry has carried out for the reactivation of tourism, among which are the development of 22 protocols of biosecurity, as well as the obtaining of the Safe Travels Seal that supports the country in the generation of trust.

Luis Calero, director of Registration and Control of the Ministry of Tourism, explained that the training process lasted three months, and was based on the biosecurity protocols developed for food and beverage and lodging establishments, which were aligned with international standards. The workshop also included a module of Generalities of the COVID-19 and a special section of recommendations and comments from Hotel Resilient for the tourism sector. In addition, as a result of German cooperation, today there is an e-learning tool which includes the entire workshop that will be disseminated among the tourism sector for information.

For her part, Veronica Garrido, Director of Quality Infrastructure Development of the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, explained that her State portfolio is working on a certification to validate compliance with biosafety protocols, which will contribute to the generation of confidence and security to continue with the return to activities, both tourism, as other sectors such as industrial, commercial, etc.

Published by Ecuador Ministry of Tourism 

Transalted into English: Bijan Khazai