An article published on the international website of the Focolare Movement regards the TSNOA Project: Sustainable Tourism and Solidarity in the North West of Argentina. For more details, read the Project tab.
Sustainable tourism as a response to unemployment and the creation of new job opportunities. A strategy for the preservation of nature’s riches, as well as local development.
The solidarity tourism project that the Ministry of Tourism of Salta, has been promoting for six years supports small communities in the cities of Salta, Jujuy and Catamarca in the north of the country. It is enhancing the region’s natural resources in order to save the cultural richness and diversity that is linked to local history. At the same time, it offers professional training for the production of products related to the sectors of tourism, housing, transport and the sale of handicrafts and food products (jams, liqueurs, honey, and more). This has helped to avoid the migration of populations from rural areas to urban ones, preventing the increase of poverty areas in the big cities while protecting small communities that have a rich culture that is disappearing. (more…)