Govt urged to combat insecurity in Mexico’s tourist areas

Govt urged to combat insecurity in Mexico’s tourist areas

Xinhua People participate in the celebrations of the 208th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Day, at Zocalo Square, in Mexico City. Mexico’s tourism sector has urged the government to combat insecurity in tourist areas. MEXICO CITY ( Xinhua ) – Mexico’s main priority must be combating insecurity in its main tourism destinations in order to avoid a reduction in the number of visitors, the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco Servytur) said Sunday.

In a news release, the organisation’s president Jose Manuel Lopez, said that it is of utmost urgency that tourist destinations be kept as “authentic sanctuaries and examples of social peace.”

“Tourism is one of the most susceptible to insecurity, because the flow of visitors depends in great part on the reputation of the destination based on an international level of excellent service and competitive prices,” Mr Lopez said.

He also said that Mexico’s tourism sector meets its commitment of offering the very best to visitors both national and foreign, although he acknowledged the need of a favourable context to achieve its objectives.

Mr Lopez recommended that the incoming government maintain a commitment to tourism, with a proper level in the budget to promote Mexico on an international level and avoid using those funds for other programmes.

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has mentioned he could use funds earmarked for promoting tourism for his ambitious rail project known as the Maya Train.

The project is meant to promote the country’s southeastern area by connecting the Mexican states of Campeche, […]

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