Monday, October 9, 2017
The Tourism Industry is Alive and Well in Mexico
● Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) inaugurated
the 17th International Tourism Congress of the National Tourism Business Council, and the 9th Anáhuac Academic Forum
on Tourism “Risks and Challenges of the Mexican Tourism Boom.”
have shown that unity and solidarity are our best tools for overcoming any tragedy": EPN
natural disasters in September tested the country's tourism industry.
The effects that could
most impact the tourism sector are those suffered by the country’s cultural heritage.
most communities, damage to their heritage is very specific, and throughout the country 1,500 monuments have been damaged
in different ways and to varying degrees, which account for 1 percent of our Historic and Archaeological Heritage.
“Therefore, no matter how great a task it may involve, in the coming months we will be committed to restoring
the cultural wealth and heritage that was damaged by this earthquake”: EPN
required for this reconstruction effort will be on the order of 8 billion pesos [US$431.5 million].
• The Federal Government, together with local authorities, private enterprise
and international organizations, will achieve the goal of restoring this heritage.
for national tourism
The states most severely affected by the September 7 earthquake, Mexico
City, Puebla, Morelos, Guerrero and the State of Mexico, are back on their feet and have the capacity to continue receiving
the millions of tourists who are keen to discover these destinations.
“That is why it
is important that those who visit these places can show them to friends and the whole world using social networks, because
it is a way of supporting the states that were affected and contributing to the reactivation of the economy in these major
tourist destinations”: EPN
Mexicans account for 85 percent of the country’s tourism
An emergency campaign to boost national tourism has been launched, “because traveling through Mexico is one
of the best ways to support the local economy.”
“A few days ago, we launched the campaign Mexico,
A World in Itself, which invites international tourists to visit our country, an authentic nation, which has set an example
of solidarity for the whole world": EPN
The government is committed to promoting a sustainable
tourism industry, with clean beaches, environmentally responsible hotels, and companies that use energy efficiently.
of the Republic, Oct. 5, 2017, Mexico City; translation Presidency of the Republic