The tropical yet dry Caribbean islands known as Antigua and Barbuda are becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, and for good reason too. The Islands themselves are magazine-worthy with picturesque beaches, crystal waters, and white sand for as far as the eye can see. But, as the newest member of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization of the United Nations), we begin to see them in a new light.
Not only have the islands integrated into their tourism strategy the vision of the UNWTO, but are doing so under the expertise and guidance of His Excellency, Ambassador Dr. Dario Item, Head of Mission.
Representing Antigua and Barbuda in Spain .
As Head of Mission at the Antigua and Barbuda Embassy in Madrid
(the only Spanish representation), His Excellency Dr. Dario Item has proven that his work ethos and dedication can change the way a country is seen and ultimately represented.
With the kind extension of an invitation to join the UNWTO by Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, Antigua and Barbuda have the opportunity to implement actions that offer sustainability in the tourism sector for many years to come. As a nation that survives on tourism, this invitation will not only create technological advances across the islands but the necessary tools for tour operators.
The recent meeting between Ambassador Dario Item and General Secretary Zurab Pololikashvili in January where successful OMT contributions were recognized, showed why the elections were won by the ABLP (Antigua and Barbuda Labor Party) with their visionary considerations and forward-thinking intentions.
The ABLP with key members such as Prime Minister Gaston Browne, including Ambassador Dr. Dario Item, is looking forward to promoting tourism on the islands and shining a beacon on its achievements and rich culture. Together they are creating frameworks for conditions that will not only attract tourists, but investors to the countries, and keeping the prosperity of the islands in mind, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Ambassador Dario Item are keeping up diplomatic and international relations with much success.
The Monaco Consulate for Antigua and Barbuda and all it stands for.
Embracing the diplomatic mission for Antigua and Barbuda, and as the newest member of the UNWTO, the opening of the Consulate in Monaco was a day to remember forever in the history books of Antigua and Barbuda.
When you want your country to be represented with integrity, honor, and individualism you ideally want the best in the business, someone who has the nations best interests at heart, and for Antigua and Barbuda, this is His Excellency Dr. Dario Item. Intensifying his knowledge and experience in law and the interdisciplinary aspects of his career, he soon showed a keen interest in the international and economic sectors.
The embassy in Madrid, Spain, with the hands-on momentum of Dr. Dario Item, was established in 2018 and he has been honored with the title of Head of Mission. The historic building with its rich architecture and design, intrinsically located across from the world-famous Prado Museum for optimal exposure, is the home of The Embassy
of Antigua and Barbuda, and a true design with culture represented throughout its décor.
Visitors to the embassy are welcomed by traditional aromas and images of the islands to be fully immersed in the island experience, and with Ambassador Dario Item driving tourism and growth for opportunities, you soon find it hard to resist the warm welcome of the island community.
Although the embassy is located in a beautiful European capital, Antigua and Barbuda are beautifully distinct in their symbolism and representation throughout the consulate premises. Dr. Dario Item is paving the future for foreign investors to consider the naturally picturesque islands as an investment consideration and is doing so with style and flair. Oh, and his fluency in 5 international languages to match.
The Islands are for everyone
As a popular holiday vacation away from the hustle of everyday life, taking a trip to Antigua, Barbuda, or both, can quickly become a life-changing experience. The smells of the tropical vegetation lush across the islands, the atmosphere of the locals enjoying life to the fullest, or the growth of opportunities popping up around the areas promoting a better way of life are small considerations to the bigger picture.
Antigua and Barbuda, now with financial and hands-on aid from the UNWTO will soon be next on your bucket list of holiday destinations. And with the expertise of Ambassador Dario Item at the helm of creating prosperous opportunities for the nation, it will certainly be an unforgettable moment.