Mexico analyzes the construction of an airport in San Luis Potosí
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico informed that the option of expanding the existing airport terminal in Tamuín or building a new one in Ciudad Valles is being studied
On instructions from the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, made a work tour together with the Governor of San Luis Potosí, Juan Manuel Carreras, in order to analyze the tourist viability of building a new airport in that state.
The head of the Sectur informed that the option of expanding the existing airport terminal in Tamuín or building a new one in Ciudad Valles will be analyzed. "We are taking a tour to know the potential and deliver a document to President López Obrador," he said.
The technical decision, clarified the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, will be taken by the Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Javier Jiménez Espriú, together with the President of the Republic; "We will make our report and the resources will be seen in the Tourist Cabin where all sectors participate".
"The President came two weeks ago and gave us the instruction to analyze in the facts any of the two projects, but it will be one, which is determined based on tourism flows, tourist growth and economic viability of the state," added Torruco Marqués .
He stressed that San Luis Potosi has had a growth in tourism of 20 percent, "something out of the ordinary" and offers attractions that appeal to high-income tourism, such as the state capital, Real de Catorce, green tourism or adventure and its archaeological ruins.
Torruco Marqués indicated that at the airport in the city of San Luis Potosí there were 6,826 flights with 305,492 passengers, of which 5,372 were domestic flights with 236,469 passengers, and 1,454 international flights with more than 69,000 tourists.
By nationality, the federal official said, the arrival of 44,818 international visitors was recorded: 76.8 percent came from the United States; of Germany, 6.1 and of Japan, 4.7 percent.
They will paint the 121 magical towns
On the other hand, Miguel Torruco Marqués referred to the program recently launched by the Ministry of Tourism: "Colors of Mexico", to paint and beautify the 121 Magic Towns that the country has, since the fact that these places receive that name It allows an average increase of six percent in reception of tourists than any other place of tourist vocation.
He explained that the Program will have the support of the federal government in alliance with Comex and the state and municipal governments where each of the Magical Towns is located.
"You have to paint the house so that they look pretty. The private sector will continue to play an important role in prioritizing these expenses and ensuring that its inhabitants have a better quality of life, including the areas surrounding the tourist regions, "he added.
As part of a work tour of San Luis Potosí, Torruco Marqués met with state officials and businessmen from the tourism sector to tour the tourist sites of the entity.
Miguel Torruco will spend the night in the capital of Potosina and early on Tuesday he will hold meetings with hoteliers and tourism service providers, to later travel to other tourist destinations in this region.
The Secretary of Tourism was accompanied by the Technical Secretary of Infrastructure Projects of the Presidency of Mexico, Sergio Rubén Samaniego Huerta, as well as by the undersecretaries Humberto Hernández Haddad and Alejandro Aguilera Gómez, of Sectur; besides the Secretary of Communications and Transportation of the entity, Fernando Chávez Méndez.