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New state Board of Tourism created for Quintana Roo

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new decree for the tourism council of Quintana Roo has been created to manage monies received from the lodging tax.

The Official State Journal published the decree creating the Board of Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo headed in Playa del Carmen.

This decentralized entity, which will have under its command the management of the brands of the tourist destinations of the state, comes to replace the various promotion trusts. The replacement will give the new council a unified state strategy as well as greater flexibility in the management of resources from the Lodging Tax.

It is made up of a Board of Directors, chaired by the Governor and composed of the owners of Sefiplan, Sedetur, Sintra, SEMA, SEDE, Sedetus and Mayoría, as well as the presidents of the hotel associations, the association of travel agencies, vacation clubs and the local representative of the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico.

The new council will have a general director, to be appointed by the governor, who will be the executive arm of the council.

As of January 1, the current tourism promotion trusts will be extinguished. In 30 days the governor must appoint the new general director of the Tourism Promotion Council.