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Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey receives Tourist Excellencies Award

Camagüey, Feb. 14 - At the gala held in the Avellaneda hall of the National Theater, in the Cuban capital, the 2019 Tourism Excellencies Award was awarded to the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC).

The award responds to the impact of the work done by the institution in the valuation of the city as a tourist destination and the implementation of relevant actions, significant ideas and creative plans that made a difference in the sector during the past calendar.

According to the official profile of the Office of the Historian in the social network Facebook, the work as a cultural institution is also rewarded, which develops an intense work in favor of art and Culture in the territory, through restoration processes, artistic creation, community work and rescue of heritage values.

The award was received by José Rodríguez Barreras, director of the OHCC, from Spanish José Carlos de Santiago, president of the Excelencias Group. The work of the Camagueyan institution stood out ahead of the Rutas y Andares, Intermittent Rivers and the Parrandas de Remedios projects.

An artistic gala with special guests, such as the Faílde Orchestra, Ivette Cepeda, Alain Pérez, Roclan and the Ballet Revolution, was the backdrop for the delivery ceremony.

José Carlos de Santiago stressed that it is one more night of light and recognition. This delivery is to your country and to your fellow citizens, it is our group's pleasure to recognize Cuba, the safest destination in the Caribbean and one of the safest in the world, he said.

The Excelencias Group holds the Cuba award just a few weeks after delivering its international awards in Madrid, Spain, in the context of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2020).

With this award, he recognizes institutions and people with outstanding work in sustainability, research, tourism, art, gastronomy and the automotive world. In this edition, the Havana 500 Special Prize was also awarded, with which tribute was paid to the Cuban capital and a group of projects of great impact was recognized regarding the celebration for the half millennium of the town of San Cristóbal de La Habana. In total, 40 prizes were awarded in nine categories. (With information from Radio Camagüey and Excelencias group) (Photos: