Courtesy visits to African Embassies in Spain
Upon her taking office, the Regional Director Programme for Africa, Elcia Grandcourt paid a series of courtesy visits to all the African Embassies represented in Spain. Her visits were mainly to introduce herself and also to reaffirm her commitment to continue with the work being done on the Africa programme whilst also to look at new opportunities and areas of cooperation with the member countries. Her visits have been very well received by the Ambassadors and Chargés d’affaires she met with whilst being accompanied by Helder Tomas the Deputy Director of the Africa Programme. Great feedback has been received from the discussions held and Mrs. Grandcourt says that the various ideas and proposals discussed will be integrated in their program of work for 2014 where the UNWTO plans to play a more active role in reaching out to the member countries and in getting them to be more involved in the activities programmed for the region.