Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014

Private sector proposes to build a new Convention Center in Merida

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“Expand and modernize the Convention Center “Yucatan Siglo XXI” is not a solution to attract new events, but only to host more local events”, said the President of the Tourism Business Council, Jorge Escalante Bolio, on Thursday March 27, 2014.

About this, Escalante Bolio stated that remodelling the convention center “Siglo XXI” and installing new technology has the same cost as to build a brand new one, which he says, would be the best option.

The businessman declared that during a meeting with the Secretary of Tourism Promotion, Saul Ancona Salazar, they discussed the technical and space requirements that a new Convention Center should have to host business meetings of national and international level, mostly attracted by the beauty of the State of Yucatán and the security prevailing in the region.

On the other hand, Escalante Bolio mentioned the demand of the current halls in the Convention Center ” Yucatan Siglo XXI ” is full covered even up to a year in advanced for local political, social and commercial events.

Moreover, the State Official proposed the creation of a group where the Ministry of Tourism Development and a representative of the Business Council participate together to monitor projects of the”Mundo Maya”.

The purpose will be to contact the four states that are part of the Mayan world and work together to revitalize the circuit.

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