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Yucatan State Government certifies new tourist guides

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Three months of hard work, 550 effective hours of classes and activities, even sacrificing Sundays, has been part of the effort made by 18 Yucatan tourist guides who obtained the federal NOM 08 Tourism certification, which accredits them as professionals in this activity and capable of carrying out their work in any part of the Mexican Republic.

The Secretariat of National Tourism and that of State Tourism Promotion, in coordination with the Latin American Training and Training Center for Tourist Guides (Cenlatur) and the Felipe Carrillo Puerto University Center, were in charge of developing the program with which seeks to professionalize the human resource, destined to provide attention to local, national and foreign tourists, so that they always receive the most accurate and updated information on historical and cultural sites not only in Yucatan but throughout the country.

With these 18 new certified guides, there are 818 officially recognized guides in Yucatan with the credential granted by the National Tourism Secretariat, which places the country in the top of the five states of the republic that have the most guides, in which they are also State of Mexico, CDMX, Quintana Roo and Chiapas.

Those who completed their training are precisely processing their official credentials.

Jorge Belmonte, director of Cenlatur, and Jorge Lerma Nava, undersecretary of sustainable tourism development at Sefotur, explained that the training of professional human resources in the field of tourism, specifically as regards tourist guides, is something very serious and delicate because at present they must not only have a thorough knowledge of the culture and history of a people, along with the command of English it is necessary that they know human relations, group management, first aid, resuscitation cardiopulmonary (CPR), archaeology, architecture, etc.

The classes of this certification course were taught at the facilities of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto University Center; On behalf of the institution, the teacher and deputy director of organizational development of the campus, Andrea Becerra Bazán, congratulated the certified guides and urged them to give their best effort towards the development of this important activity in Yucatan.

The students Lucia Quiñones Cetina and Mabel Nolasco Morales explained that the course has been very intense but it has worth the effort, because the state requires well-prepared tourist guides, capable of providing visitors with the experience they expect to receive and friendly treatment. that characterizes the Yucatecans,

The newly certified tourist guides recognized that they feel proud of their state and all that it offers and that they chose this activity because it gives them the opportunity to develop professionally in a very special and important activity, which allows highlight their pride of being Yucatecan, and allows them to talk about their beloved Yucatan, its identity, its places, its history and somehow show off what makes this land and its people special.

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