Present were the Ambassadors of Chile (Rodrigo Espinosa), Argentina (Fausto Lopez Crozet), Brazil (Paulo Camargo), Mexico (Jose Traslosheros) and the Secretary of the Cuban Embassy (Saimin Fis Abad) standing in for the Cuban Ambassador who was out of the country.
The group discussed tourism infrastructure required to improve travel services in Latin America. ‘We want to make our tours run as smoothly as possible and when we encounter issues we work hard to address them,’ says Williams. ‘The ambassadors want to help and are able to connect with the people in government who can initiate change.’
Williams believes the profile of the destination needs to be raised, creating the market conditions so that people walk into their agent and ask for a trip to Latin America. Viva Expeditions has become a major sponsor of the Latin America Film Festival that will take place from late August to mid-October 2018 in cites throughout New Zealand. www.lasffnz.co.nz