Could Gastronomic Tourism be the future of Yucatan?

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The Tourist Business Council (CETUR) of Yucatan, anticipated that during 2018 a work plan will be carried out by experts of the subject, with a vision from six to twelve years, that will allow to significantly boost the tourism activity of the state.

The president of CETUR Yucatan, Jaime Solís Garza, said that by taking the protest as leader of this organization, he assumed the commitment to boost tourist activities that can give a new vision to the state, and especially to attract more visitors to the region.

“Yucatan has everything to grow in various sectors of tourism such as romance, gastronomy and conventions, but we need to work in a coordinated manner to position the state as a World-Class Tourist Destination” he said.

“One of those issues is the training of tourism personnel, which in Mérida is good, but not in the rest of the state, so we propose quarterly training sessions in the localities where the tourists arrive, to professionalize the service provided there”, he continued.

Solís Garza indicated that one of the problems that need to be solved is the security in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá and the lack of an integral infrastructure project in the port of Progreso, in order to make cruise ships passengers to spend the day there.

In the case of the City of Mérida, the president of CETUR added that the conflict of excessive noise in the Historic Center also needs to be solved, and he said that they hope that the next state administration will be able to regulate this situation.

GASTRONOMIC TOURISM

Meanwhile, chef Pedro Evia Puerto, highlighted the need to promote local cuisine worldwide as a benchmark, as there are countries that take advantage of their food to promote and attract more tourists to their destinations.

“The “gourmet tourism” can be a key for more tourists to arrive, as there are countries like Spain that annually receive more than 12 million visitors at different gastronomy events that take place in that country”, he said.

In the case of Mexico, he added that Guanajuato has 46 gastronomic festivals a year, which has diversified the type of tourists that visit that state.

Pedro Evia said that Yucatan has a huge potential to grow in that sector, because the local cuisine is varied and has unique elements and ingredients that are a unique reference in our country and the rest of the world.

Source: laverdadnoticias.com





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