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Officials propose improved security to protect tourism industry

Cancun, Q.R. — The Ministry of Tourism along with the National Business Tourism Council (CNET) have agreed to implement a security model that will better protect visitors in the country’s main tourist destinations.

In a recent meeting, head of the Ministry of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, pointed out that the security model should include intelligence and high-tech systems to better combat criminal groups. Both sides agree that the safety of visitors to the country is a shared responsibility and stressed the importance of protecting one of the country’s main sources of income.

The two organizations have agreed to work together by analyzing international methods that have proven successful in other popular tourist destinations. They have also proposed that these new security models be implemented in places such as Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya.

There are 15 chambers and associations that represent over 96 percent of the country’s tourist activity. The tourism industry generates approximately $19 billion USD per year throughout Mexico.

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