American actress Bo Derek is named Ecuador’s tourism ambassador

June 14, 2021 1:52 PM
EFE Agency

Photograph provided by the Ministry of Tourism that shows the American actress Bo Derek (left) posing with the Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen. Photo: EFE

The American actress Bo Derek was named Ecuador’s tourist ambassador in recognition of her contribution to raise awareness the country’s attractions on an international scale, the Ministry of Tourism reported this Monday, June 14, 2201.

The designation was delivered by Tourism Minister Niels Olsen, according to a statement.

Derek, who rose to fame in 1979 with the film ’10’ (’10, the perfect woman ‘), a role for which she was nominated for the Golden Globes, held a meeting with the minister in Guayaquil.

During the meeting, the Ecuadorian ambassador to the United States, Ivonne Baki, was also present.

The actress, who belongs to the Foundation for the Conservation of the Galapagos, is recognized for supporting various environmental campaigns on the islands and the release highlights “the invaluable contribution she has made to tourism and the promotion of Ecuador in the international community.”

The designation as a tourism ambassador was granted within the framework of the month of the reactivation of Galapagos and was an opportunity to publicize the promotional campaign Breathe Again (Vuelve a respirar), which invites tourists to visit the Galapagos Islands, a destination that is open, full of nature and known for sustainability.

The archipelago was declares a Natural Heritage of Humanity site by UNESCO in 1978.

The Ministry of Tourism recognizes the personalities who position the image of the country in the world as tourism ambassadors, and this is a renewal of the commitment to continue promoting promotional campaigns that show “how wonderful Ecuador is,” according to the statement.

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