Published On: Fri, May 9th, 2014

Mexico plans to invest 180 billion pesos ($13.8 billion USD) in Tourism Infrastructure

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Mexico plans to invest 180 billion pesos ($13.8 billion USD) in tourism infrastructure to turn the country into a global power in the industry, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced during the Tianguis Turístico Cancún 2014.

Mexico has everything necessary to become a tourism power at the global level,” the president told industry leaders gathered at this 39th Tourism Fair in the Mexican Caribbean resort city, that has become the largest and most visited Tourist Destination in all Latin America.

Travel agency representatives, tourism industry executives and officials from all levels of government listened as Peña Nieto discussed Mexico’s advantages in terms of natural beauty, cultural offerings and historic sites.

Today, our nation is the No. 2 tourism destination in the Americas and the only Latin American country that ranks in the top 25 most-visited nations in the world,” Peña Nieto said.

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President Peña Nieto at the Tianguis Turístico Cancún 2014

The government plans to pursue a three-pronged strategy to develop Mexico’s tourism infrastructure.

“The beaches and colonial districts in the country’s main tourist destinations will be renovated, and the “Magic Towns” program will be expanded to 100 locations across the country”, the president said.

“New offerings will be developed at Meso-American heritage sites, with sustainable areas being created in Chichen Itza, Palenque, Calakmul and Teotihuacan, while convention centers and 20 new public parks are built at Mexican beaches”, Peña Nieto continued.

The third element in the strategy is to modernize and refurbish Mexico’s ports and airports to make them more attractive for arriving tourists“, he added.

“Mexico welcomed 23.7 million foreign tourists in 2013, generating revenues of more than $13.8 billion”, President Peña Nieto concluded.

Sources:

latino.foxnews.com/

Agencia EFE

Mexico Travel Care

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