Mayan Train will triple tourism in southeastern Mexico
UNWTO says the Mayan Train will triple tourism in southeastern Mexico
The UNWTO said that the Mayan Train will be a success from anywhere in the world that is promoted.
The Mayan Train, the emblematic work of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the southeast of Mexico, will triple the arrival of tourists in the region, said Wednesday the secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili.
The representative of the UNWTO arrived in Yucatán this day to visit the most emblematic sites of the Mayan culture, especially those that will be part of the Mayan train itinerary such as the Magical Towns of Maní, Izamal and Valladolid, as well as the archaeological sites of Uxmal. and Chichén Itzá.
“Investing to facilitate the arrival of tourism to the southeast of Mexico will double or triple the flow of national and foreign visitors in the short term,” Pololikashvili told Efe, highlighting the importance of the work.
“It is a great project because it will connect the most important tourist destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula, it will be very successful,” he added.
According to data from the Government of Yucatan, the state broke a tourism record in 2019 by receiving just over 3.2 million visitors
In addition, the UNWTO general secretary said that the Mayan Train “will be a success from anywhere in the world
that it is promoted, even from Mexico City with its 25 million inhabitants.”
“It is not easy to connect three key points in the southeast of Mexico, I think the Government has taken a big step with this project that is viable,” he insisted.
Accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism Development of Yucatán, Michelle Fridman Hirsch, and the head of the Secretariat of Tourism of Mexico, Miguel Torruco, Pololikashvili said that his work agenda will address a very important point: the development of rural tourism.
“I believe that Yucatán is one of the best towns that we will have to promote sustainable tourism from Mexico,” he said.
In turn, Fridman Hirsch explained that with the Pololikashvili visit it is intended to create a collaboration agreement for the integration of the Yucatan Tourism Advisory Council as a member of the UNWTO, from which several sustainable and inclusive actions of great impact for the tourism community will emerge. region of”.
The arrival of Pololikashvili to Yucatán is the result of the meetings that Fridman Hirsch held at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Madrid (Spain), where he boasted the region as a destination with great archaeological treasures, Mayan palaces, beaches, magical towns, and medical tourism, as well as sustainability and sustainability projects in cenotes and pre-Hispanic villages.
The secretary of the World Tourism Organization will visit Maní, Izamal, Valladolid, Uxmal and Chichén Itzá this Thursday and Friday, and then go to the neighboring State of Quintana Roo.
On Tuesday, Pololikashvili met with President López Obrador, whom he thanked for facilitating tourism by keeping borders open during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mexico received 199% more international tourists last April than in the same month of 2020 when there was confinement in much of the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic...
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