20 / Oct / 2004
and TACA offer the “TACA Experience”
September 1, 2020
An industry visit for travel agents from
Mexico and C.A.
In an effort to spread the Word about tourism opportunities in
Honduras, GRUPO TACA and the Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT)
have launched a program called “the TACA Experience”
for wholesale travel agents from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador
and Costa Rica.
The program is aimed at familiarizing travel agents throughout
the region with the countryâ€™s main tourist attractions,
as well as the services provided by TACA Airlines. The 15 agents
who participated in the visit were provided with all pf the information
they needed to include Honduras in their vacation package options
upon returning home.
The TACA Experience is a GRUPO TACA initiative whose primary aim
is to promote one of Central Americaâ€™s most promising tourist
destinations. As part of the program, participating travel agents
were provided with free airfare, transportation, lodging and additional
IHT Marketing manager Joaquín Muñoz accompanied
the group during their visit. “This initiative has been
made a reality thanks to the efforts and support that GRUPO TACA
provides to each of the countries in the region,” he said.
“In the case of Honduras, the experience will allow us to
advertise among the largest wholesalers in Mexico and Central
America, and through them to show locals and foreigners alike
the beauty that our country offers - our ‘three wide
worldsâ€™ which include the tropical beauty of our beaches
and natural areas, Mayan archaeology and the prestigious coral
reefs of our Caribbean world, which are great for diving. All
of this allows us to demonstrate that Honduras is a great country.”
The visit included stops at the Copan ruins, San Pedro Sula,
the cities of Tela and La Ceiba on the Caribbean coast, and as
a final destination, Roatan in the Bay Islands. Participants from
Mexico included the following general managers: Octavio Luna of
Quality Tours, Andrés Mayugo of Julia Tours, Mario López
of Viajes Galileo, Agustín Suárez of Profetur and
Ursi Villar of Adonde Viajes. Participating from Guatemala wereAlvaro
Chacón and Diana Velásquez, General Managers of
Conexpress and OMT. They were accompanied by Edgar Ovando, Director
of Vacation Marketing at GRUPO TACA.
Participating from El Salvador were: Guillermo Barrientos, General
Manager of Travel Time; René Avalos, General Manager of
Galaxia Tours; and Roger Lino, General Manager of E-Travel. The
Costa Rica delegation included: Alejandro Villalobos, General
Manager of Desafios Tour and Travel; Porfirio González,
General Manager of Vic Vic; Mauricio Cortes, General Manager of
Destinos TV, and Miguel Montero, Destinos TV cameraman.