Nine municipalities of Hidalgo seek to become "Magical Towns"
Nine municipalities in Hidalgo, Mexico, have expressed interest in becoming “Magical Towns,” according to Elizabeth Quintanar, head of tourism in the state. The municipalities that approached the Secretariat were Acaxochitlán, Chapulhuacán, Epazoyucan, Huejutla, Metztitlán, Nopala de Villagrán, Omitlán de Juárez, Tasquillo, and Villa de Tezontepec.
The call for applications ends on June 2. The Federal Sectur will then assess the applications and provide a participation folio to those that meet the requirements.
Hidalgo currently has seven “Magical Towns” including Huasca, Huichapan, Mineral del Chico, Real del Monte, Tecozautla, Zempoala, and Zimapán. Quintanar said she believed there was a possibility for all the municipalities that had expressed an interest. She added that Metztitlán, which has already competed for the title in the past, had experience and had built a hotel.
The Secretariat will meet with all the interested municipalities to discuss how it can assist them in achieving the designation. Quintanar encouraged anyone interested in the subject to approach the agency.
Quintanar and Salvador Navarrete Zorrilla, undersecretary of tourism for the state, recently visited Huichapan, Tasquillo, Tecozautla, Chapantongo, and Tlaxcoapan. Local providers requested more training, promotion, and help, as well as assistance with social media.
The state will also host the “National Meeting of Mexican Treasuries” at Hacienda Chimalpa on May 15, and from that day on, a firefly attraction will be available to visitors in Huasca de Ocampo.
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