32 “unlicenced” travel companies operate in the region of Pico de Orizaba


What well-established agencies offer at 100, they put at 20 and begin to obtain an economic resource

ORIZABA, Veracruz.- 32 “duckling” companies operate in Orizaba that offer trips to the Pico de Orizaba Volcano, said Ricardo Rodríguez, director of the Adventure Tourism agency. He added that in order to register, various procedures have to be carried out, such as joining the national registry, checking the license with the municipality, renting a place open to the public and registering with the Treasury.

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He pointed out that when it is said Treasury, for many the problems begin, in addition to the fact that they have to participate in training courses that national tourism conducts frequently, in order to obtain the license, ” I’m not just going to give it to you, you have to do the courses virtual to renew the license for the following year, “he said.

Ricardo Rodríguez, director of the Adventure Tourism agency

For others, he said, it is easier to open a Facebook page with “unlicenced” trips and what well-established agencies offer at 100, they put it at 20 and begin to obtain an economic resource; but “as they say in my ranch, cheap is expensive,” he added.

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The risk of this type of agencies is that, just as they lack the necessary permission to function as such, they also do not have trained and knowledgeable personnel to take hikers to Pico de Orizaba, putting the lives of passersby at risk, as they do not respect the instruction from the authority that again prohibited access to that mountain.

It should be noted that the mountain has been closed to the public since December 23, 2020, as a sanitary measure in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, and last weekend the first snow fell on the Pico de Orizaba volcano, with around 15 centimeters of thickness that also included the Sierra Negra.

Source: elsoldeorizaba.com.mx

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