Keeping visitors safe is a top priority at all levels of government
Because tourism is a significant contributor to the Mexican economy and continues to grow, the interest of authorities in all levels of government and other representatives in the tourism sector is ever increasing.
Given the current economic situation, where the price of Mexican petroleum reached its lowest level in six years, tourism is even more relevant. Because of this, the Senate of the Republic approved an agreement which asks the Secretary of Tourism (Sectur) and the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) to guarantee tourist safety.
The senators, who serve on the Tourism Commission, which is headed by the former governor of Quintana Roo, Félix González Canto, approved an order which requires both federal parties to continue with the plans and programs, which they are working on together, to guarantee the safety of tourists who visit Mexico.
This agreement which led to the order proposed by Senator Alejandro Fernández Sánchez Navarro, explains that security in tourist destinations is one of the principal elements that is taken into consideration when planning a trip; because of this, it is necessary that safety is a pillar of the tourism industry. Some places have been affected by the negative image related to crime that is generated by local and international news.
In addition, the North American tourism market is the principal source of visitors to Mexico; President of the Mexican Republic Enrique Peña Nieto recently named Ambassador Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi as an exemplary representative of Mexico in the United States. Félix González gave Basáñez the job of staying abreast of the alerts issued by the United States about Mexican tourism destinations.