TULUM, México – In the upcoming 14th edition of the Expo Turismo Sustentable, set to take place on September 9th, 10th, and 11th in Tulum, the focus will be on promoting domestic tourism within Mexico. Diego Alcántara, the president of the tourism committee of the Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (Coparmex) Riviera Maya, shared this information, highlighting the importance of creating a network of travel destinations within the country.
Coparmex is committed to promoting sustainability, and its tourism committee plays a vital role in encouraging businesses to adopt sustainable practices. Marc Pujol, the president of the Riviera Maya business center, also holds the position of national tourism committee president at Coparmex. This synergy between the two positions aims to drive sustainable tourism initiatives forward.
The objective of the Expo Turismo Sustentable is to gather representatives from Coparmex’s tourism committees across all 32 Mexican states to collaborate on boosting domestic tourism. The intention is to incentivize travel within the country, allowing resources to remain within Mexico and fostering a circular economy. “Through Coparmex and its members, we aim to promote sustainable domestic tourism,” emphasized Alcántara.
On September 9th, a networking event will take place at the Dreams hotel. This dynamic gathering will serve as a platform to present products, facilitate commercial exchanges, and showcase sustainable services.
Gilda Sigie, the founder of Expo Turismo Sustentable, provided further details regarding the event. On September 10th and 11th, there will be conferences, panels, and presentations highlighting crucial initiatives for the future of tourism. The objective is to sow the seeds of environmental preservation, especially for those of us living in Quintana Roo, who have the privilege of witnessing the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and bear the responsibility of safeguarding it.
The event will shed light on sustainability practices through expert-led sessions showcasing successful case studies. Participants will share stories and experiences, fostering synergy between sustainability and tourism. This platform will facilitate an exploration of the market, technology, and environmental activities in the industry.
During the Expo’s opening ceremony, the Dreams Tulum hotel received a certification for its sustainable practices from the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa). Carlos Gómez from the environmental consultancy Ullika presented the recognition after advising the hotel on meeting the required standards.
Notable figures present at the press conference included Gilda Sigie, the founder of Expo Turismo Sustentable; Diego Alcántara, the president of the Tourism Committee at Coparmex Riviera Maya; Francisco Reyna Gómez, the president of AMPI Tulum; María Luz Salazar, the president of Amexme Tulum; Claudia Rodríguez, the director of sales at the Dreams Tulum hotel, and Alejandro González Padilla, a renowned film producer and director.