Published On: Thu, Jan 31st, 2019

The Mexican Caribbean is now part of the World Travel and Tourism Council

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The candidacy of the Government of the State of Quintana Roo through the Ministry of Tourism (SEDETUR) so that the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo (CPTQ) formally serves as a member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC, for its acronym in English) was successfully approved.

During the third day of activities of the 39th Tourism Fair of Madrid, Spain (FITUR) 2019, the Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo Marisol Vanegas Perez announced that the promotion agency created in the administration of Governor Carlos Joaquín just in December 2017, now will be part of the travel council of the economically strongest private sector in the world.

The WTTC is the only international organization that brings together the main actors in the travel and tourism sector, including airlines, hotels, cruises, car rental companies, travel agencies, tour operators, global distribution systems and transnational technology companies specialized in internet-related services and products to serve the travel and lodging industries.

The Council is made up of directors and executives from more than 140 world leading companies and every year they issue a document that guides the market trends and marks all the strategies of the tourism sector worldwide.

At a press conference at FITUR, the Secretary of Tourism Marisol Vanegas, proudly announced that now the state of Quintana Roo will be part of a select group that integrates only three tourism promotion councils in the world: the BCD USA, California and New York.

¨ Our requests have been accepted and we will begin the process asap. We would be the fourth council that belongs to this very important organization and we are very proud of it “. Vanegas said.

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The Quintana Roo delegation at FITUR also met with Jaime Alberto Cabal, assistant general secretary of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Alejandro Varela, regional director for the Americas of the World Tourism Organization, with whom it was agreed to work on environmental issues such as the seaweed situation, so that countries that face these type of environmental related challenges can find solutions as a whole.

Thanks to the negotiations of the delegation of Quintana Roo with various airlines, there will be more frequencies and better air connectivity for the Mexican Caribbean.

The Director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo, confirmed that the airline Evelop with the Madrid-Cancun route, which has four weekly flights, will operate five frequencies starting in the summer, two of which will increase the passenger capacity of 388 to 432.

This airline also connects once a week with the Portugal-Cancun route and in May it will expand its operations to two flights per week, increasing the frequency and volume of passengers from Spain and Portugal, markets that maintain annual growth of 4% in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

RMT Newsroom with information from cancunmio.com



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