One of the strategies is to promote training, certification and professionalization programs for the entire tourism sector in both states
Quintana Roo and Yucatan will unify their sanitary protocols and will equate them with those established by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to promote the peninsula as a single destination.
The sanitary criteria will be homologated establishing the commitment to combine actions for the strengthening of both certificates, having as main opportunities the technological exchange, the joint development of training and a constant evaluation for the benefit of the tourist service providers, explained Marisol Vanegas Pérez, secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo.
“This approval of sanitary certification will benefit, in addition to attracting tourists, to the region as they are considered safe destinations for the traveler, to the providers of tourist services that by their nature require operating in both states, as they will have the recognition of tourist health certificates of Quintana Roo and Yucatan, just by obtaining one of the certifications that these entities offer ”, he assured.
To formalize these agreements, both destinations will sign a four-axis collaboration agreement: development and integration of tourism products based on the natural and cultural wealth of each entity; generate joint efforts for tourism promotion; promote the development and technological exchange that allow updating the certificates of good tourist sanitary practices, being at the forefront with the changes in protocols established by the Ministry of Health, and promoting training, certification and professionalization programs of the value chain.
This joint work began at the International Tourism Fair of Spain last year; to date, different actions have been carried out in favor of these destinations, but the current situation has led Quintana Roo and Yucatan to strengthen this alliance on issues of international health security, added Vanegas Pérez.
Michelle Fridman, Secretary of Tourism Promotion of Yucatan, commented that the certifications of both states are of great importance for travelers, given that tourists do not plan a trip taking into account the geopolitical divisions between them, but the region, “that is why it was created the concept of the Yucatan Peninsula, so that without removing the individuality of each state we can generate promotion strategies, connectivity, training and, of course, approved health certifications ”.
Marisol Vanegas reported that in addition to complementing health protocols with Yucatan, “we share the international recognition of the WTTC, in order to increase the safety and confidence of the traveler, as well as the certainty of tourism companies that already have the protocol of health protection and prevention. We are consolidating the region as a favorite destination worldwide ”.
Last week members of the National Conference of Governors held a meeting, in which they raised the revival of tourism as a central theme for entities that depend mainly on this activity.
“This was raised as a central issue, since there are states in the Republic that 90% of employment depends on tourism such as Quintana Roo, Baja California Sur
Cancun, Riviera Maya theme parks announce June 15 reopening
Cancun and Riviera Maya theme parks are preparing to reopen after being closed for more than a month due to the epidemic. Theme parks such as VenturaPark, Dolphinaris, Selvatica, and Xcaret are preparing to reopen with all sanitary security measures.
Ventura Entertainment announced that they have implemented a series of safety and hygiene protocols, which they called VenturaSafe, with which they are ready to receive tourists according to the requirements set by state and federal authorities in the new normal.
“For those of us who make up VenturaPark, Dolphinaris and Selvatica, the safety of our guests and collaborators is a priority. We have always been committed to delivering the best and safest experience, creating connections that last a lifetime,” they reported.
Ventura Entertainment says they have obtained the Safe Travels certification by fully adopting the standardized protocols of hygiene, sanitation and physical distance issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council. VenturaPark, which will open a few days later on June 19th, will operate from Friday to Sunday. The company says Selvatica — The Adventure Tribe will operate starting June 15 Monday to Wednesday and on Fridays, and that Dolphinaris Cancun will reopen June 15 and operate Monday to Sunday.
Grupo Xcaret, who is also Safe Travel certified, announced the opening of Xcaret Park and Hotel Xcaret México on June 15, with the implementation of the Xeguridad 360° safety and hygiene protocols to guarantee the safety of visitors, guests, collaborators, and suppliers.
Source: riviera-maya-news.com, eleconomista.com.mx
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