The “La Aguada” station of the Mérida Cable Car, which will be installed in October, is located at more than 3,452 meters above sea level. “A change of vision is being made so that each station has different experiences such as bird watching, nature contemplation, hiking, music and gastronomic experiences. That the cable car be the meeting point for tourism in Mérida and western Venezuela”, said Minister Alí Padrón
The Minister of Tourism, Alí Padrón, reported that the third station of the Mérida cable car, also called Mukumbarí, will be delivered on October 7. He asserted that its reactivation and delivery has been difficult because maintenance has been affected “by the blockade and sanctions.”
“A great challenge has been to reactivate the cable car system again,” said Minister Padrón in statements to Radio Union. On August 31, operations were partially activated, with the start-up of the “Barinitas” base station up to the “La Montaña” station.
these facilities they were inactive since 2020. The “La Aguada” station, which will be installed in October, is located at more than 3,452 meters above sea level. “A change of vision is being made so that each station has different experiences such as bird watching, nature contemplation, hiking, music and gastronomic experiences. That the cable car be the meeting point for tourism in Mérida and western Venezuela”.
He also said that visits to towns near the stations are being considered, to promote the benefits of the area.
This Tuesday is World Tourism Day. The official said that “this is an activity that does not run out, unlike oil”, so they expect all the support to be able to advance in the pandemic and the change of vision to a non-rent model.
He assured that the so-called “tourism crusade” is intended to activate the promotion of Venezuela abroad. “Four offices approved us, with our marketer Venetur, strategically located in Russia, Iran, Cuba and Mexico.”
“It is a cross-cutting activity that touches on management and economic activities and we are sure that we will be able to move forward given the great potential that Venezuela has (…) We have to take advantage of it from the communities, provide good care, even if it is a small cabin,” he insisted.
He also said that “we must go much further” than traditional destinations, so they are working with all states, including four entities that did not have tourism directorates or corporations, to “promote” this type of activity, by Same with national parks.
In May of this year, a National Tourism Award was approved, which will have 13 different categories framed “in the quality of service, tourism innovation, destinations and there is an honorable mention.” The states that submitted the most applications were: Mérida, Portuguesa, Yaracuy and Cojedes.