Tourism companies of global stature will invest 2.5 billion dollars in projects in Mexico, announced the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
The investment will be assigned as follows: 1.6 billion dollars in Quintana Roo, 255 million dollars in Baja California Sur, 7.5 million dollars in Yucatan, 252 million dollars in Jalisco, and 7 million dollars in projects in other states, which will result in more than 100,000 jobs generated by this important sector.
“The goal is to protect the destinations where we live, work, and travel, and to drive truly inclusive growth that prioritizes investment,” said Chris Nassetta, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the WTTC and CEO of Hilton, at the World Summit of the WTTC in Cancun.
In his participation, the Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, called for building alliances between all members of the tourism value chain for a gradual rebound in the sector.
The WTTC considered that, in the face of the loss of more than 174 million jobs in the tourism sector in the world, the application of the vaccine against Covid-19 in the main tourist-emitting countries in the world, rapid tests, the use of Mandatory face shields, digital applications, the implementation of hygiene and safety protocols, and private sector investments will allow a gradual recovery.