CULTURAL TOURISM IN THE PROVINCE OF LA RIOJA, ARGENTINA, BEYOND THE PANDEMIC
This work describes the actions carried out by the authorities of the provinces of La Rioja, belonging to the Northwest Region of the Argentine Republic, due to the crisis caused by the outbreak of SARS-Cov2, commonly known as covid19. The one that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization-WHO on March 11, 2020. The President of the Argentine Nation decrees the next day, the social and compulsory isolation that has lasted approximately 7 months. Situation that has affected all areas of the normal development of the country. The activities of the national, provincial, and municipal public administration, education at all levels, etc., became mostly virtual. Face-to-face meeting were held with strict health protocol. The planning that the provincial government had planned to carry out regarding tourism has been deeply affected. However, beyond the pandemic and the restrictions that it has caused, the governor has decided to value the natural and cultural heritage. In this way, a large part of it has been prepared for when the measures were relaxed and circulation has gradually recovered its operation. Tourism little by little resumes its march, especially promoted by the preViaje program, created by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation. The autor summarizes the actions carried out in the province of La Rioja, Argentina, during and after the quarantine.
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