Mexico promotes its Heritage Cities in Canada

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Mexico promotes its Heritage Cities in Canada
Source: SECTUR
September 22, 2022

From September 6 to 9, the World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities was held in Quebec and the country was present

During the days of the meeting, a private event was held in which the delegation from Mexico presented to Canadian tour operators and travel agents the tourist products offered by the 10 cities of the destination, inscribed on the World Heritage list.

On his occasion, the consul general of Mexico in Montreal, Alejandro Ives Estivill Castro, highlighted the role played by the "World Heritage" seal that these cities have, as attractions for tourism, being a distinction recognized around the world.

The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, highlighted that the Heritage Cities of Mexico are part of the 35 sites cataloged by UNESCO in the territory, and that they make up the offer of the 235 tourist-oriented places.

He indicated that Sectur works on the diversification of tourist activity with the purpose that the economic flow permeates towards the communities and the population of destinations such as Heritage Cities, fulfilling the premise of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of making tourism a tool of social reconciliation.

He stressed that thanks to the policies implemented by the chief executive, of not restricting international flights, implementing biosanitary protocols and carrying out the vaccination strategy, the recovery of the tourism sector is a reality, since at the end of this year they will receive 42 million 301 thousand tourists, only 6% below 2019; and 26 thousand 121 million dollars will be captured, exceeding by 6.3% what was registered in 2019.


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