Published On: Tue, May 13th, 2014

More than 180 billion pesos will be invested in Tourism Development

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President Enrique Peña Nieto announced  on May 6th, 2014, that his Government will allocate 180 billion pesos in tourism infrastructure.

This kind of financial support is vital to consolidate the positioning of Mexico as a world leader in this industry.

The investment is divided in three strategies:

The first one contemplates the rescue of beaches (as well as the construction of at least 20 public parks in the main ports in the country); the rehabilitation of historic centers in Colonial Cities, as well as a program to support the country’s “Magical Towns” to raise the number of these to 100 before the end of the current administration.

The second strategy has to do with the consolidation of the Mesoamerican heritage, developing sustainable resorts in the archaeological sites of Teotihuacan (State of Mexico); Calakmul (Campeche), Palenque (Chiapas) and Chichén Itza (Yucatán).

These archaeological sites (specially Chichén Itzá), are Historic and Cultural Landmarks that need to be properly promoted worldwide, in order to boost the growth of tourism infrastructure around them, for the benefit of local population and the whole country.

The third strategy includes the refurbishment of the main airports to make them more user friendly and efficient; the modernization of tourist harbors, the creation of new roads and highways and the construction of new Convention Centers.

Pena-Nieto-Tianguis-400x230Accompanied by the Secretaries of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, and Transport and Communications, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the President stated that, as part of the National Infrastructure Plan 2014-2018, more than 180 billion pesos (13.3 billion USD), will be invested in tourism development with the aim to reposition Mexico as a World leader in this industry.

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