Once a new political regime has begun, because at this time a new regime has already begun in effect as of July 1 of this 2018; a segmented opinion and feeling public, they are leaving a record of what Mexico’s future should and can and will be in all its aspects and themes. Tourism is not the exception.
The period of virtual president AMLO before taking office on December 1 has strategically placed 2 issues that have polarized certain segments of Mexican society and both have to do directly with the tourism sector: I refer to mega projects as the now ill-fated New International Airport of Mexico City and the so-called Mayan Train .
Despite all the political turmoil that these issues have caused and that will continue to cause exogenous situations to tourism, it is a great goal for this, since it generates high expectations for the industry, the debate and public scrutiny, which allow us to see a great truth : The infrastructure that enhances and improves the internal and external mobility of travelers in the Mexican territory will be strengthened . Is this enough? I do not think so, however it has a strong symbolic charge that a federal administration initiates activities with such projects, for two of the main tourist development poles, Mexico City and the Mayan zone in the Mexican southeast.
Both projects, like all projects have their pros and cons, their promoters and detractors, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, however, I affirm that, if the development of these projects is carried out within high standards of quality and productivity, but above all under the premise of sustainability , these will be a resounding success for the government, for the tourism industry and for Mexico as a whole.
Both macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions are relatively stable for the country, in fact, in my opinion they are slightly favorable and with the conditions to improve the indicators, coupled with the consolidation and stability of international markets, they allow us to see a favorable climate for the industry in our country. The risks of extreme conditions are minimal.
The various environmental phenomena and possible catastrophes should be managed in a timely manner according to the situation that arises, as has been the response so far and that has brought us favorable results or at least these stages are overcome with diligence thanks to our deeply rooted culture of civil protection and our recognized sense of social solidarity for our fellow citizens in disgrace.
Public insecurity seems to be the critical negative element that breaks with the Mexican tourist bonanza in the coming times. The governmental initiatives in the fight against corruption, public safety and decriminalization of marijuana for recreational purposes that the new regime has presented have sufficient elements for the sway of criminal structures and criminal organizations, which can be assumed to have an effect positive for the development of tourism activities, even generating a new tourist market niche generated by cannabis consumption.
Although Mexico will continue to be highly competitive in the international sector, the indicators can be maintained and even diminish in some areas given the conditions and advantages that allowed our country to advance to historical positions in the various world rankings. What forces us and commits to continue redoubling efforts, implementing improvements and strategies that quality and sustainable for tourism, remain the guiding axis of national and human development in our Mexico for at least the next six years and remain part of the elite international tourist.
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