Verónica Gómez Aguirre


Director of the Secretariat for the Americas International Organization for Social Tourism ISTO Americas

She is originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, where she studied science and worked for 10 years as a teacher and researcher at the University of the Republic, before emigrating to Canada.

In 2005, she joined the Secretariat for the Americas of the International Social Tourism Organization-ISTO Americas, based in Montreal, as coordinator of the awareness program for young people in Quebec “For a citizen youth in tourism”. In 2006, she assumed the position of director of ISTO Americas, functions that she maintains to this day.

Between 2009 and 2014, she also directed the Youth Travel Foundation, a scholarship program that encourages and promotes access to travel for young people aged 15 to 35 in Canada.

Since 2019, she is an expert member of the Ibero-American Institute of Inclusive Tourism, based in Mexico, an organization that has recognized professionals with extensive experience in accessible tourism, from 16 Latin American countries.

In 2020, she assumes the coordination of the Education area of ​​the ISTO worldwide, the continuous training program for members. Throughout these more than 15 years linked to the tourism sector, she has coordinated advisory and public policy projects for governments and organizations in various Latin American countries, as well as visited, following up in her capacity as an expert, diverse and varied experiences and social, solidarity and sustainable tourism programs throughout the continent. She has given trainings throughout the Americas and given more than 250 conferences in America, but also in Europe and Africa.



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Spenceley Independent consultant Papua New Guinea
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Natalia Bayona Innovation, Education and Investments Department UNWTO Rogerio Basso Tourism leader in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for IDB Invest BID Invest Simone Venturini
Responsible Tourism Advisor of the Venice Commune Italy
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David G Simmons President of the EarthCheck Global Research Institute New Zealand Rosaura Cuevas ADAPTUR project Mexico CARLOS MARÍN Director and Founder of Alltournative Mexico Fernando Mandri Fundador de INTEGRA México Sergio Rodríguez Vicepresidente Américas
Organización Internacional de Turismo Social
ISTO Américas
Verónica Gómez
Americas Director
International Organization for Social Tourism
ISTO Americas
Vicente Ferreyra

Fundador de Sustentur México
Staropolsky STA Consultants Mexico
González General Director of Sustainable Tourism Planning, SECTUR Mexico
Daniela Aguilar German Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Mexico (GIZ) Mexico Douglas Thompson Black Orchid Resort Belice Edgar González Environment, Energy and Resilience Programs Officer Mexico Eugenio Gobbato Hacienda
Fabián Trejo Regional Advisor ADAPTUR Mexico Francisco Peyret Director of Environment and Sustainability of San Miguel de Allende Mexico Héctor Alafita Alafita and Associates Mexico Juan Álvarez Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the State of Guanajuato Mexico Liliana García Director of Programs, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, AC Mexico Lucía Ruiz Biodiversity and Financing Coordinator, WWF Mexico Mexico Lyn Santos Corporate Sustainability Sr Manager, Karisma Resorts de México Mexico Marcio Rivera Association Pro Tourist Communities of Honduras Honduras M Elena Martínez Executive President, Conservation of the Mexican Insular Territory, AC Mexico María Ortiz Secretary of the Environment and Territorial Planning of Guanajuato Mexico Mariana Pérez AFEET Mexico Ramiro Batzin Central American Indigenous Council Guatemala Reynaldo Bretón Cancun
Tiahoga Ruge Kuxatur Project Coordinator, UNDP Mexico


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