Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum
Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum

February 19, 2024
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February 19, 2024

Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum

Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum

Tulum has already seen important changes to improve security, such as greater vigilance in terms of hours of operation, greater order in the police force and greater coordination with other government agencies, concluded the presidents of the hotel associations of Tulum and Riviera Maya, after holding a meeting with the municipal president, Diego Castañón Trejo, and the new secretary of Public Security.

At the exit of this meeting, the municipal president pointed out that since the appointment of Ricardo Morales Santos as secretary of Public Security, the rates of insecurity and homicides have dropped, since he was accompanied by a reduction in the hours of operation, until 1:30 am in the coastal zone and 2 am in the downtown area.

Castañón Trejo thanked the hoteliers and the private sector in general for respecting these rules, in order to impose greater order in the municipality.

Those present at this meeting announced that they will begin to carry out internal security work, such as placing more security cameras inside the establishments to assist the authorities in identifying any incident, in addition to resuming the project of providing bodycams to police officers and collaborating with tactical equipment.

David Ortiz Mena, president of the Tulum Hotel Association, emphasized that the measures implemented were necessary and have already yielded positive results. He also emphasized that “disorder contributes nothing to tourism”.

“Tulum has stood out as a tourist destination, but people opt for this place for reasons other than partying and disorder. Our visitors come for rest, for gastronomy, and for having the most visited archeological zone in the country”, he asserted.

Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum

For his part, Toni Cháves, president of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, pointed out that the dialogue initiated today on security matters also serves to address other crucial issues for the destination, such as sargasso.

The businessman warned that the arrival of this algae is not only a bad image, but already an environmental problem, as it is an obstacle for turtle nesting and for the survival of coral. Last year they collected 80 thousand tons of sargassum and the forecast is that this year the arrival will be greater.

The hotels and the municipalities do their part, with their own resources and with the Environmental Sanitation Law, but this is not enough, because they need the support of the Federation, he affirmed. For this reason, all the hotel associations have already sent a letter to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, with a copy to the head of Sectur, Miguel Torruco, and to the President, to warn them of this problem.

Ricardo Morales Santos, the new Secretary of Public Security, said that in order to achieve peace, the participation of everyone is required.

“Tulum is a safe place that needed order. Today there is a good response from the private initiative in terms of respecting the schedules, which is not a curfew”, he clarified.

Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum

Previously, the hotel representatives and the municipal president visited the community center “Transformando Educando A. C.” of Akumal, where there was a commitment to support them with the construction of a dome and to encourage young people and adults for professional development as an economic engine of the place through sports, cultural and culinary activities.

Tulum Hoteliers Take Security into Their Own Hands with Video Surveillance Systems

In view of the increase in insecurity and violence, and in spite of the measures implemented by the municipal government of Tulum, the hoteliers announced that they will begin to carry out internal security work, such as installing more security cameras inside the establishments to help the authorities identify any incidents, in addition to resuming the project of providing body cameras to police officers and collaborating with tactical equipment.

The hotel sector of Tulum and the Riviera Maya, asked the municipal authorities to see more positive results from the changes announced to improve security, such as greater vigilance in terms of hours of operation, greater order in the police force and greater coordination with other government agencies. David Ortiz Mena, president of the Tulum Hotel Association, emphasized that the measures implemented by the municipal government were necessary and have already yielded positive results, they are not enough if there is no real control. “Disorder contributes nothing to tourism.

Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum

Tulum has stood out as a tourist destination, but people opt for this place for reasons other than partying and disorder. Our visitors come for rest, for gastronomy, and for having the most visited archaeological zone in the country”, he asserted. For his part, Toni Cháves, president of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, pointed out that the dialogue initiated today on security matters also serves to address other crucial issues for the destination, such as sargasso.

The businessman warned that the arrival of this algae is not only a bad image, but already an environmental problem, as it is an obstacle for turtle nesting and for the survival of coral. Last year they collected 80 thousand tons of sargassum and the forecast is that this year the arrival will be greater.

The hotels and the municipalities do their part, with their own resources and with the Environmental Sanitation Law, but this is not enough, because they need the support of the Federation, he affirmed. For this reason, all the hotel associations have already sent a letter to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, with a copy to the head of Sectur, Miguel Torruco, and to the President, to warn them of this problem. Before the beginning of the Tianguis Turístico de México, the presidents of the hotel associations of Tulum and Riviera Maya met with the municipal president of Tulum, Diego Castañón Trejo, and the new secretary of Public Security.

In his message after the meeting, the municipal president pointed out that since the appointment of Ricardo Morales Santos as secretary of Public Security, the rates of insecurity and homicides have dropped, since he was accompanied by a reduction in the hours of operation, down to 1:30 am in the coastal zone and 2 am in the downtown area. Castañón Trejo thanked hoteliers and the private sector in general for respecting these rules, in order to impose greater order in the municipality.

In turn, Ricardo Morales Santos, new Secretary of Public Safety, said that to achieve peace, everyone’s participation is required. “Tulum is a safe place that needed order. Today there is a good response from the private sector in terms of respecting the schedules, which is not a curfew,” he clarified. Previously, the hotel representatives and the municipal president visited the community center “Transformando Educando A. C.” of Akumal where there was a commitment to support them with the construction of a dome and to promote youth and adults for professional development as an economic engine of the place through sports, cultural and culinary activities.

Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in Tulum
Diego Castañón and Hotel Industry Leaders collaborate to enhance Security in TulumEN