The Tianguis Turístico will be inaugurated by President López Obrador

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The Tianguis Turístico will be inaugurated by President López Obrador
Source: SECTUR
October 20, 2021

The Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués confirmed the attendance of the president and pointed out that they foresee 1,300 buyers, 47 thousand business appointments and a great media impact worldwide


The Secretary of Tourism of the Federal Government, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will inaugurate on November 16 the 45th edition of the Tianguis Turístico México, which will take place in Mérida, Yucatán. 

The head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) indicated that, so far, 1,252 buyers have registered to participate, representing 814 companies from 41 countries, including ours.

As for exhibitors, he specified that there are 2 thousand 88 registered people, representing 562 companies ready to attend appointments. In addition, the 32 states of the country and 583 business suites will be present.

He indicated that for this event, which will take place from November 16 to 19, an attendance of 10,000 people is finally estimated, around 1,300 buyers, 47,000 business appointments and a great impact on traditional media and social networks worldwide. .

During a press conference and accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism Development of Yucatán, Michelle Fridman Hirsch; Eduardo Martínez Garza, general director of CIE Special Events; and Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, president of the Union of Secretaries of Tourism of Mexico (Asetur), the head of the federal Tourism Secretariat (Sectur) reiterated the invitation to the entire tourism industry to participate in this business meeting, the most relevant from Latin America.

“The federal Tourism Secretariat and the government of Yucatán, headed by Mauricio Vila, as well as his Secretary of Tourism, Michelle Fridman, continue to work hard so that this new edition of the Tianguis Turístico México is a success and is at the height of the maximum tourist holiday in Mexico ”, he said.

He expressed that the objective is to carry out a Tianguis Turístico that fulfills its main objective: to promote the promotion and commercialization of our different destinations, as well as its multiple products and services, but that also contributes significantly to the repositioning of our country in the concert. international.

He assured that today we are in a process of frank recovery, in which hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, airlines, travel agencies and theme parks, among many other sectors that are part of the tourism value chain, are being reactivated, and with it, revitalizing our tourism industry.

However, he stressed that the priority will continue to be biosanitary security, so it will be guaranteed that activities are carried out with the necessary preventive measures indicated by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), which will be carried out as soon as possible. knowledge of the attendees through the official channels of the Tianguis Turístico.

“In Mexico, with this traditional event, it will be shown that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our tourism activity continues to strengthen without putting the health of service providers, buyers, suppliers and visitors at risk, projecting confidence and certainty to the entire world, "he said.

Secretary Torruco Marqués highlighted the valuable strategic alliances they have established with airlines such as Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobús, Volaris, Aeromar, Maya Air, Turkish Airlines, Iberia and Emirates, as well as with hotels such as City Express, Hilton, Marriott and NH.

The Secretary of Tourism Development of Yucatán, Michelle Fridman, said that this Tourism Tianguis will be the most important in its history, as it will be a watershed in the recovery of tourism for all destinations in Mexico after Covid-19.

He affirmed that this event will be a sign that Mexico is ready to receive tourism and to carry out large events with the strictest and most innovative biosafety standards.

“The first post-pandemic Tianguis will be an innovative, efficient, memorable and successful one, in accordance with new trends and needs; an event of qualitative greatness and not just quantitative. It will be the Renaissance of tourism ”, he assured.

He added that, in addition, it will have a gastronomic area with 16 participating restaurants, a beverage area and ten stands of artisanal and endemic Yucatan products, among others. 

He highlighted that Yucatán was chosen to hold this edition of the Tianguis thanks to the excellent hotel infrastructure and tourist services it has, with more than 15 thousand rooms available in 550 hotels.

In air connectivity, they currently have 6 international routes that connect directly with the Mérida International Airport and with 14 national routes.

Finally, he explained that for the development of this event, attached to the new normality, Yucatán has prepared with all the necessary measures to continue taking care of the health of all attendees, with one of the most robust biosanitary protocols, endorsed by international organizations and by the Ministry of Health of Yucatán, which will be applied in the two precincts assigned for the Tianguis.

It is about the Yucatan International Congress Center, where the official inauguration will take place; While the business appointments, the Expo and the Academic Program that so far includes 9 keynote conferences, 10 short-term conferences and 16 conferences in Yucatán, will take place at the Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones de Yucatán Siglo XXI and the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. .

For his part, Eduardo Martínez, general director of CIE Eventos Especiales, commented that the Tianguis Turístico health protocol is strictly attached to the measures stipulated by the authorities.

He explained that one of the main prevention measures will be that all visitors must carry proof of Covid-19 or their vaccination certificate.

“To facilitate the arrival of all visitors, the Tianguis FastPass platform has been implemented, through which, in advance, they can upload their vaccination certificate, whether they are national, American or European. They will also be able to upload their Covid-19 test, as long as it has been done through one of the authorized laboratories, ”he said.

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