The Sustainable Tourism Expo is announced, to be held in Tulum in September
Published by Ana Ramírez on July 10, 2023
In an effort to foster sustainable practices within the tourism industry, the announcement of the Sustainable Tourism Expo has been made. Andrés Aguilar Becerril, Undersecretary of Tourism Promotion and Operation, emphasized the positive impact such events have on the entire value chain and the consumption habits of both locals and tourists. The expo is scheduled to take place in Tulum in September.
Becerril highlighted the initial impact of these events, stating that they initiate a shift in the value chain by promoting the substitution of environmentally harmful products with more eco-friendly and efficient alternatives. This includes transitioning from the use of hydrocarbons to more sustainable energy sources. Additionally, he pointed out that the hotel industry, which often has a significant environmental footprint, presents an area of opportunity for sustainability, especially by promoting local production and responding to changing consumer behaviors.
Gilda Sigie, the founder of the Sustainable Tourism Expo, provided further details about the upcoming event. Taking place on September 10 and 11 in Tulum, the expo will feature participation from the business sector and the Secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo. The event will kick off on September 9 with a welcome cocktail for attendees.
The program encompasses various activities, including networking opportunities facilitated by Coparmex, business discussions, presentations of tourist products from different states across the country, and talks by internationally renowned speakers focusing on topics such as “Financial Models for Sustainable Development.” The expo will also showcase companies that serve as examples of sustainability.
A total of 40 companies will exhibit their products and services in this 14th edition of the expo, aiming to inspire further environmental action and showcase innovative initiatives undertaken by businesses. The founder of the expo highlighted how the pandemic served as a wake-up call for everyone, leading to a reevaluation of consumption habits. As a result, today’s tourists are more conscious and responsible when making purchases, prompting tourism service providers to prioritize this added value.
The undersecretary of Sedetur emphasized the significance of this shift, expressing that responsible tourism should become the norm rather than the exception. The Sustainable Tourism Expo in Tulum seeks to encourage collaboration among industry stakeholders and drive the adoption of sustainable practices, ultimately contributing to a greener and more responsible tourism sector.
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