The Mexican Association of Travel Agencies called for urgent measures to reverse the bad image of the state of Quintana Roo and save this tourist region from a crisis.
The federal secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, considered “cynical and hypocritical” last month’s travel alerts, issued by the United States Department of State.
Quintana Roo’s state government issued a bulletin in which it ensured that all services were running smoothly, but there was a large mobilization of the Army and the Federal Police at the maritime installations in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.
With the help of K-9 units, law enforcement agents and members of the Mexican Navey are inspecting all the ferries before the entry of passengers is allowed.
Even President Enrique Peña Nieto made a lightning trip to Playa del Carmen last month and participated in an environmental event.