Tianguis Turístico brings together leaders of the sector in Acapulco
Authorities from the three levels of government, leaders of chambers and industry associations, operators, travel agents and exhibiting companies cut the ribbon with which the event began
Accompanied by the large tourism family, made up of authorities from the three levels of government, leaders of chambers and industry associations, tour operators, travel agents, airline representatives, hotel chains and tourism service providers, the head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) stressed that this edition of the Tianguis Turístico is a sign that the recovery of the sector is a fact, and that we have taken the challenges forward.
Also present at this start of activities were the Undersecretary of Tourism, Humberto Hernández Haddad; the Secretary of Tourism of Guerrero, Santos Ramírez Cuevas; the municipal president of Acapulco, Abelina López Rodríguez; the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González; the president of the Concanaco Servytur, Héctor Tejada Shaar; as well as state Tourism Secretaries; leaders of the tourism industry, among other distinguished attendees.
Torruco Marqués pointed out that in 2021, Mexico was temporarily placed second in international tourist arrivals, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is yet to confirm that it reached seventh place in foreign exchange earnings from tourism.
He stressed that it was also achieved that new traveler niches, mainly with a high level of spending, arrived in our country; which will also allow fulfilling the premise of making tourism a tool for social reconciliation.
He stressed that this is the second edition of the Tianguis Turístico that is inclusive, because it is one of the governing principles of the government: Leave no one behind; leave no one out.
The head of Sectur also highlighted the achievements made in the first edition of the International Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, attended by tour operators from Europe and Asia, and 487 business appointments were made.
He pointed out that for the following year, the second edition of this event will be held, now in the city of Los Angeles, California, as this state of the United States is the main issuer of international tourists to Mexico.
“We will continue working to eradicate the concentration of tourism in only 6 tourist places, destinations to which 92.5% of international tourists arrive. We want the 235 places for tourism, where 90% of the activity in our sector takes place, to be a 'focus' of attraction for our national and foreign visitors”, declared Torruco Marqués.
In this sense, he highlighted the development of anchor products, as well as the organization of high-impact events such as Down Hill Taxco, which will be attended by participants from more than 20 countries.
For her part, the Governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado Pineda, underlined the enthusiasm of the people of Guerrero to welcome back the Tianguis Turístico, a land of multiple tourist attractions such as its beaches, but also other natural areas and historical sites.
During these days, in the Tianguis Turístico México 2022, 1,556 buyers from 937 companies from 47 nations have been registered; 1,011 exhibiting companies; and 65 thousand 758 business appointments are pre-established.