UNWTO says Mayan train will triple tourism in southeast Mexico – The Yucatan Times


MÉXICO, (July 2, 2021) .- The representative of the OMT Zurab Pololikashvili, arrived this Wednesday June 30 to visit the most emblematic sites of the Mayan culture, in particular those which will be part of the route of the Mayan train like the Magical The towns of Maní, Izamal and Valladolid, as well as the archaeological areas of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá.

“Investing to facilitate the arrival of tourism in southeastern Mexico will double or triple the flow of domestic and foreign visitors in the short term,” Pololikashvili said, stressing the importance of the project.

“It is a great project because it will connect the most important tourist destinations of the Yucatan Peninsula, it will be a great success,” he added.

In addition, the Secretary General of the UNWTO declared that the Maya train “will be a success everywhere in the world where it is promoted, even in Mexico City with its 25 million inhabitants”.

“It is not easy to connect three key points in the south-east of Mexico, I think the government has taken a big step with this project which is viable”, he insisted.

The arrival of Pololikashvili in Yucatán is the result of the meetings that Fridman Hirsch held at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Madrid (Spain), where she promoted the Yucatan as a destination with great archaeological treasures, Mayan palaces, beaches, magical towns, haciendas, colonial architecture and medical tourism, as well as sustainability projects in cenotes and pre-Hispanic villages.

The secretary of the World Tourism Organization will visit Maní, Izamal, Valladolid, Uxmal and Chichén Itzá, then he will visit the neighboring state of Quintana Roo.

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