The second Extraordinary Session of the Executive Commission of Tourism of Mexico is held

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The second Extraordinary Session of the Executive Commission of Tourism of Mexico is held
Tue November 03, 2020

The Secretary of Tourism affirmed that in the federal administration inter-institutional coordination is fundamental and even more so in these times that we live


The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, led the Second Extraordinary Session of the Executive Commission of Tourism (Cetur), which was held this morning virtually, in which he reported on some actions that he is taking Cape Sectur and that require the adherence of Cetur members to give a strong boost to the country's tourism sector.

Among others, the results of the Permanent Tourism Observatory stood out, an initiative that was born from the joint work between the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Tourism, within the framework of the Collaboration Agreement signed between both agencies last year, which became a strategic space for work and privileged dialogue with the network of embassies and consulates of Mexico in the world.

Two projects were also presented that require the intervention of the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development, as well as the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, both related to the development of tourist destinations in the country.

The head of Sectur explained that the first refers to the modernization of the cadastres, which allows the urban reorganization and the sustainability of tourist municipalities, through a better knowledge of the use of urban land, conservation land and land reserve, and a greater attraction of resources through contributions.

The second has to do with the management of urban solid waste and the primary treatment of wastewater, to improve the environment in tourist destinations.

"Both, under the premise that today, more than ever, sustainability is presented as the best option to face the challenges that the new reality demands, a reality that must be supported by the conservation and preservation of our natural resources", said.

He added that the Executive Tourism Commission was integrated in December 2019 to comply with the mandate of the General Tourism Law that contemplates it, highlighting the potential and importance of this body for the achievement of the objectives that guide the Sectur. "Inter-institutional coordination is fundamental, and even more so in these times that we live in," he said.

Secretary Torruco Marqués expressed that the actions that the Tourism Secretariat designs and implements for the reactivation of the tourism industry touch the sphere of action of the units in charge of the members of Cetur and, therefore, discuss, analyze and exchange experiences and points of view on various issues related to tourism is very productive, in addition to strengthening the ties of collaboration for the social and economic recovery of the sector.

He added that the current federal administration develops a series of projects, programs and actions based on a new tourism model that seeks to modify the inoperative aspects of this industry, through principles consistent with the national reality and with a sustainable and socially integrated vision.

He asserted that in this vision aspects such as social welfare stand out; the singularity; market diversification; respect for the activity of the destinations; local, balanced and sustainable development; protection of our natural resources; preservation and revaluation of communities; and the rescue of identity and local values, among others.

"With the valuable support and collaboration of the agencies under his charge, we will be able to make tourism a solid tool for social reconciliation, benefiting all sectors of the population, especially the most vulnerable," he said.

During the meeting, the following agreements were reached:

1. Request the corresponding authorities to speed up the process of digitizing immigration procedures.

2. Request to the Secretary of Health, the regulatory provision to request Covid tests from foreign visitors when entering the country be considered as an urgent measure.

3. Set up a work table for the projects that make up the "Sustainable Mexico" Tourism Strategy.

4. Carry out a work table and analysis of NOM-029-SCFI-2010, Commercial Practices-Informative requirements for the commercialization of the timeshare service.

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