Published On: Mon, May 8th, 2023

Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council’s debt decreases

The debt of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo (CPTQ) has decreased by almost 200 million pesos so far during the administration of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa.

This was announced by the head of the CPTQ, Javier Aranda Pedrero, who informed that at the beginning of the administration the debt amounted to 1,020 million pesos, and has now been reduced to 840 million pesos.

The official explained that the governor’s commitment is to comply with each and every one of the commitments in promotion without interrupting the work of promoting the 11 destinations of Quintana Roo at a national and international level.

“The governor’s commitment is that the liabilities will be taken care of, but it is a debt that was not acquired in three days, it was acquired in four years and we have to cover it little by little according to the possibilities of the state government… we should be around 840 million pesos, of the 1,020 we had in December,” he said.

He reminded that one of the outstanding debts is with the Spanish team of Barcelona, since the contract for the Riviera Maya logo to appear on their jersey expires at the end of the current season.

In a previous interview, the official denied that there was any mismanagement of resources by the previous board of directors, he simply said that the resources were not arriving and they had to continue working while the debt continued to increase.

He also assured that the enormous debt will not affect the CPTQ’s promotional campaigns or operations, since Governor Mara Lezama has ordered that the budget to be exercised by the agency in 2023 will be for normal operations, that is, the expenditure will not be used for debt payment, since this will be settled by the Ministry of Finance and Planning.

At the end of July 2022, still under the administration of Carlos Joaquin, the then director of the CPTQ, Dario Flota Ocampo, assured that the agency’s debt amounted to 600 million pesos, but the new administration of Mara Lezama announced that in reality, the debt was 1 billion pesos.

The Riviera Maya Times



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