Published On: Fri, Apr 13th, 2018

Tulum and Isla Mujeres to be Sustainable Tourism Development Zones

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A technical team is working on the required files so that Tulum and the peninsula area Chacmuchuc, in the municipality of Isla Mujeres are declared Sustainable Tourist Development Zones, in order to preserve the natural beauty and richness of the region.

The National Population Council has data that reflect a population growth of 24% in eight years for Tulum and 22% in Isla Mujeres, so it is important that the municipalities to implement measures for the natural preservation of the Tourist Development Zones. The state of Quintana Roo registered in 2017 about 17 million tourists, a growth of 5.3% over 2016.

Representatives of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur), State Secretariat of Tourism (Sedetur) and the municipalities of Tulum and Isla Mujeres, will work together to achieve the project’s goal.

The Sustainable Tourism Development Zones are a recognized figure in the General Tourism Law, but in Mexico there is no declaration. If achieved, Quintana Roo would be the first state in the country that will have two municipalities in Sustainable Tourism Development Areas.

To be declared as such, you need to have an active industry with attractions that are used now and in the future. They have to satisfactorily meet criteria of sustainability, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in their planning and operation, thus tourism activity is consolidated as a source of quality jobs, investment, training and development to improve the standard lifestyle of the local population.

The evaluation committee is composed of the Ministry of Tourism, the Government Secretariat, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation and the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development and the declaration is made after the evaluation and opinion delivered to the head of the Federal Executive, who is responsible for issuing the declaration, in accordance with the Regulations of the General Tourism Law.




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