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Mexico Considers New Tax to Aid Tourism Promotion

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Juan Carlos Gonzalez, head of the State Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo (Sedetur), said the government of Quintana Roo is analyzing the implementation of a new tax on tourism to be used for strengthening the promotion of destinations in the Mexican Caribbean area.

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Quintana Roo (Mexico) New Tax could be Applied to Enhance Tourism Promotion

Juan Carlos Gonzalez , head of the State Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo (Sedetur), said the government of Quintana Roo is analyzing the implementation of a new tax to tourism, to form a pouch that allows strengthening the promotion of destinations Mexican Caribbean less creditworthy , as Holbox, north of the entity and Costa Maya, south. This idea, explains, emerged on the initiative suggested by local entrepreneurs.

Gonzalez said the possible tax sector hotel and restaurant , 2 or 3%, would raise an average of 500 million pesos (U.S. $ 37,844,700) annually, to be invested in the promotion.

“We could have a much bigger bag could also use part of it to promote new developments or have complicated conditions and capable of Quintana Roo for all, to have even a good and true campaign umbrella.

According to González eluniversal.com.mx publication stated that “as it is currently designed trusts, promotes Cancun Cancun, it sometimes helps to Holbox, Isla Mujeres and occasionally to Costa Maya, but they have very small budgets and if have this big bag, they can push a little more, “he said, when interviewed as part of the inauguration of the International Tourism Symposium Inclusive, which explains the need to improve the supply and tourism services for people with disabilities.

“It is a proposal of business, obviously those who are currently proposed “place” , said of the lodging tax, paid by hoteliers.

During his presentation at the symposium, González Hernández cited that, according to INEGI, in Mexico there are 6 million people with disabilities, either driving or physical segment of the population that likes to travel.

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