Secretary of Tourism of Mexico concludes work tour in Guatemala

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Secretary of Tourism of Mexico concludes work tour in Guatemala
Source: SECTUR
February 14, 2022

He held meetings with entrepreneurs from the tourism sector with the purpose of building communication bridges to strengthen the connectivity of the Mayan World

The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, concluded a work tour of Guatemala that included the launch of Phase 1 of the Reactivation of the Connectivity of the Mayan World, with the inauguration of Aeromar's multi-destination product, Cancun-Flores .

Accompanied by the Secretaries of Tourism of Yucatan, Michelle Fridman; from Quintana Roo, Bernardo Cueto; and from Tabasco, José Nieves, who along with Chiapas and Campeche make up the states of the Mayan World; Torruco Marqués visited the Tikal National Park, one of the jewels of the Mayan World, a World Cultural Heritage Site.

During the work tour, the head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) participated in a series of meetings, one of them with 65 Mexican tour operators to strengthen the link between Guatemala and Mexico, and start negotiations, taking advantage of the start of connectivity Aerial of the Mayan World.

The directors of Aeromar, G Airways and ARM Aviación highlighted that after 34 years, air connectivity in the region is a reality, which will strengthen the tourist product of the Mayan World.

Later, Torruco Marqués offered a press conference where he stated that "in this first stage, the Cancun-Flores flight takes place, which is practically the gateway to Tikal, a wonder that the Mayans have bequeathed us, and from there we will advance with the other brother countries to integrate all the circuits with El Salvador, Honduras and Belize”.

He underlined the tourist potential of the Mayan World, made up of the five countries, which in 2019 received nearly 50 million international tourists, which meant 3.4 percent of the world total, and with foreign exchange income of 28 billion dollars, that is 1.9 percent of global spending.

Later, Miguel Torruco Marqués, in his capacity as Secretary of Tourism, received the keys to the city of Flores from its mayor, Mayra Elizabeth Altán, an act that he described as an honor and a privilege.

For their part, the directors of the airline thanked the support of the authorities for the launch of this new route, and spoke of the importance of coordinated work to strengthen the connectivity bridges of the Mayan World.

Finally, the Secretary of Tourism participated in a meeting with the general director of G Airways, Ricardo Sagastume, with the aim of defining the next steps to strengthen the air connectivity of the Mundo Maya, among which the presence in the Tianguis Turístico stands out. of Acapulco, which will be from May 22 to 25, 2022.

The tour was attended by, among others, the Mexican ambassador to Guatemala, Romeo Ruiz Armento; the director of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT), Anayansy Rodríguez Castillo; the governor of the department of Petén, Luis Rodolfo Burgos; as well as the directors of Aeromar, and the general director of ARM Aviación, Richard Callaway Ayau.


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