Sectur opens the Mexican pavilion in the Formula 1 Grand Prix
The site is designed to show the attendees of the race the great biodiversity of the country
This morning, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, inaugurated the Mexico Pavilion at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome, which will be able to visit the assistants to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Mexico 2019, which will take place from Friday to Sunday coming.
The head of Sectur said that this Pavilion is designed to invite attendees to discover why Mexico ranks fifth in the world as a mega-diverse country, owning twelve percent of the planet's biodiversity.
In the extensive biodiversity that exists throughout the Mexican Republic, there are caves, cenotes, reefs, lagoons, waterfalls and extensive deserts, in addition to having 11,212 kilometers of coasts, 138 million hectares of forests and jungles, as well as 770 thousand hectares of mangroves and 182 Natural Protected Areas.
He added that to this natural wealth other tourist attractions are added, such as multiple sites considered World Heritage by UNESCO, 121 Magical Towns and indigenous paradises that involve visitors in the mysticism of our enormous culture.
In the Mexico Pavilion, technology plays an important role, since inside those who visit it will find murals with 3D images of some of the tourist destinations in the country, so that attendees take pictures in them and it seems as if they were really in the place.
It also has two touch screen screens, which interactively show data related to the natural, cultural, historical and gastronomic diversity, among other items, of the 32 federal entities that make up Mexico.
They will also find F1 simulators, a virtual reality attraction in which, through Formula 1 cars, the participant can feel the experience of running a professional career.
Another of its attractions is an exhibition of handicrafts installed by the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts (Fonart); while the government of the state of Querétaro will exhibit a replica of the internationally recognized “Lele”, handmade doll of the town of Amealco, named in 2017 Cultural Heritage of the entity and ambassador of Querétaro in the world.
Finally, he pointed out that the Mexico Pavilion will be a great attraction for the spectators, so an influx of fourteen thousand people is expected in this place during the days of the sports competition.
Secretary Torruco Marqués made the ribbon cutting together with Alejandro Soberón Kuri, president and general director of the Inter-American Entertainment Corporation (CIE); Glenda Argüelles, general director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico; and Jorge Manos Esparragoza, Secretary of Tourism of Campeche and president of the Association of Secretaries of Tourism of Mexico.