The Private Sector Initiative is convinced that, if the resources of the Non-Resident tax do not return to fund this body, the meeting will not bear fruit.
This Wednesday will define the operation of the Tourism Diplomacy Council, the new agency for the promotion of Mexico abroad. However, the Private Sector Initiative is convinced that, if the resources of the Non-Resident tax do not return to fund this body, the meeting will not bear fruit.
“If at the meeting we do not talk about the money of Non-Resident Law, it will be a meeting with few fruits,” said El Financiero Pablo Azcárraga, president of the National Tourism Business Council, in an interview.
In December, the Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco ordered the liquidation of the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico (CPTM) and the transfer of the resources that anchored this agency to the Fonatur for the construction of the Mayan Train, a government flag project.
The discussion between businessmen in the sector and the government has focused on defining the origin of the money : while the former wants to keep the DNR as the main source of financing, the second bet because tourism invests in campaigns.
However, in the meeting that today will be both the director of the Tourism Diplomacy Council (CDT) and Torruco will meet the sector’s refusal.
“If it is thought that there could be an interest of entrepreneurs in investing in future campaigns managed by the CDT, I think it is a mistake and a very big mistake. Companies are hurt and having low income, in addition to a strong impact on profit, we also have to be taking care of our advertising expenses, so there is no money, ”said Azcárraga.
According to data obtained via transparency by El Financiero, during the first five months of this year, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit collected 4,610,400 billion pesos for collection of Non-Resident tax (DNR), an amount that was assigned Now to Fonatur.
Source: el financiero
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