The Director General of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonator), Javier May Rodriguez, has affirmed his commitment to accomplish the task of completing the Maya Train Project by the end of 2023, which will boost the country’s development and boost tourism activity in the country. marginalized areas of the country.
“Public works are no longer a petty cash for anyone, we are working on a project that cares about the environment and promotes social development,” Rodriguez said during the first regular session of the Fonatur 2022 Technical Committee.
In this sense, the Ministry of Tourism (SECTOR) together with the Funator Foundation have announced that they are working on bringing the benefits of tourism to marginalized areas of the country.
“The world has changed and so must tourism; therefore, our national and international tourists expect non-invasive developments, compatible with the environment, its traditions, history and culture”, stated Miguel Turco Marques, head of the community.
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The two speakers agreed that projects such as the Maya Train will enhance the diversification and regionalization of tourism activity.
However, they recommended an increased focus on work to ensure development reaches the most marginalized areas of our country, which have been neglected for many years.
In light of this, Sectur Fonatur has given a list of 62 tourist packages that can be offered across 19 stations that will make up this railway business, with options for travelers of all socio-economic levels.
For his part, Toroko lauded that these measures will allow Mexico to rise in global tourism indicators, since with 54,000 million pesos spent between 2012 and 2018, Mexico ranked 7th in the number of international tourist arrivals, but instead 17th in earning foreign exchange, in Ranked 40th in individual spending, and 25th in competitiveness and transparency in tourism.
“We are facing a unique opportunity for transformation, which we must take advantage of so that tourism does not lose sight of rights and social welfare, and does not assume responsibility for the environment and our history.”
Likewise, representatives from the trustees of the Public Administration, Communications and Transport Infrastructure, Welfare, Environment and Natural Resources, as well as the Bank of Mexico and NAFIN attended.
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