Yucatán is confirmed in the top 10 of Mexican states for major events
With the extension and remodeling of the Siglo XXI Convention Center of the Yucatan capital, the state is located within the 7 cities with the greatest capacity to host events, congresses and conventions
This weekend, at the facilities of the Siglo XXI Convention Center of the City of Mérida, the Governor of the State, Mr. Mauricio Vila Dosal, together with the Secretaries of Tourism and Public Works, announced the private initiative and means of communication the project of extension and remodeling of this iconic business center, which will be the headquarters of the next Tourism Tianguis 2020.
With this project, the Siglo XXI Convention Center will go from having 10 thousand to 23 thousand square meters, giving this venue a projection to be the headquarters not only of the Tourism Tianguis 2020, the most important tourist showcase of the country; It will also place Mérida among the top 10 cities with the greatest capacity to receive large events at the national level, such as Cancún, Guadalajara, Puebla, Los Cabos or Mexico City, with whom Mérida competed for the headquarters of the Tourism Tianguis. for the next year in its 45th edition.
It should be remembered that in order to be the headquarters of the Tourism Tianguis 2020 (TT2020) a minimum space of 22 thousand square meters of exhibition space was required by the federal Sectur and this remodeling will leave the Convention Center in the view of international events for which the Secretariat of Tourism Development through the brand "Yucatan Meetings" consolidate the state as the first level headquarters for the realization of large-scale events that bring to Yucatan the attraction of more visitors which will trigger a greater economic benefit and benefits for the tourism sector and several economic sectors of the Mexican southeast.
The remodeling and expansion of the enclosure will have an approximate investment of 220 million pesos and will be carried out in two facets; the first will be carried out on the existing structure and the modification of the façade, while, for the second stage, it contemplates the construction of an exhibition area that will add 13,000 square meters.
Among the major events that are about to arrive in Mérida, the 17th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will be held in the coming months, which up to now confirms the participation of 21 winners of this award and that will bring to the state a great investment and economic outlay for the number of attendees to this event of international stature, will also put Yucatan once again in the eyes of the world by the multiple means that will cover the event. Likewise, this event will be a benchmark for international tourism, thus expanding the possibilities for the industry without chimneys to continue growing as it has done at the rate of 2 digits in a consolidated manner in the last eight months.
A few days ago, the same Secretary of Tourism of the state released the historical figures that the arrival of tourists has left the state in the first four months of the year, having April and May historical figures in the arrival of passengers at the International Airport of Merida in more than 50 years of operation of this, with growth exceeding 16% in April and 18.25% in May compared to the same period of 2018.
In addition, DATATUR, the agency in charge of verifying the data and certifying the statistics issued in more than 117 Mexican destinations, announced that Yucatan registered a 27% increase in the arrival of visitors with overnight stays during April 2019; which represents 100 thousand tourists more than the same period of 2018, with a total of 674,263 visitors.
Among other data, it was also announced that Merida was the No. 1 city in the top 5 of cities with the highest hotel occupancy in Mexico and No. 2 with the highest number of tourists arriving from 37 cities, without considering border cities.
During this presentation, the governor of the state, Mauricio Vila Dosal, was accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism Development and the Secretary of Public Works of Yucatan, Michelle Fridman Hirsch and Virgilio Crespo Méndez, respectively.