Special “paquinou”: The festivities in Covid-19 mode

The regional director of Tourism for the Aries region, Emma Kouakou, promoter of “Paq-Festour” 2021 edition, has been organizing the festivities since March 31st around the theme: “Development of domestic tourism during a Covid-19 pandemic: valuation and promotion of local destinations as an alternative ”. Barrier measures will be in effect during this meeting.

According to Emma Kouakou, “Paquinou tourist festival” or “Paq-Festour” is intended to be a space for promoting domestic tourism and cultural, artistic, culinary and tourist heritage.

It is a question, she confided, of inculcating the practice of domestic tourism to the populations of Yamoussoukro, while creating at the same time, a space of expression, exchange and promotion of local products, at the same time. business profit. All this to strengthen the attractiveness of the local territory.

The Paq Festour, which lasts until April 4, 2021, will include several training workshops on the health policies of tourist accommodation and catering companies during the Covid-19 period.

With a sensitization of operators in the sector to the use of biodegradable towels. Various competitions and games, tourist circuits, sequences of traditional local dances are on the program of the festivities.

Likewise, an “Expo-paq Festour” village is planned to house crafts, commercial and gastronomic exhibitions. “This year, to promote our regions, we have initiated the tourist postcard which is an opportunity offered to our regions rich in tourist potential.

Regions such as those of Guémon, Bounkani, Poro as well as Aries which will be able to sell themselves by presenting their rich heritage ”. Note that Yamoussoukro, the political and administrative capital of Côte d’Ivoire has 350 catering establishments and has 245 accommodation centers which offer around 3,000 rooms.

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Janelle B. Smith

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