The gastronomic, artisan and tourist wealth of Oaxaca present at Punto México
Published by cortega on May 5, 2023
An exhibition named “Oaxaca, proud land of its roots” has been launched in Punto México to promote the cultural, artisanal and gastronomic attractions of Oaxaca in Mexico. It is part of a series of actions promoted by Governor Salomón Jara Cruz to allow the comprehensive development of the region and favor the Oaxacan population.
The exhibition features products from 70 artisans and craftspersons from 21 different towns and cities, including Tlacolula de Matamoros, Teotitlán del Valle, and San Bartolo Coyotepec. They have brought items such as black, red, and glazed pottery, filigree jewelry, alebrijes, wool rugs, waist loom, and bead embroidery, among others.
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the Secretary of State Tourism of Oaxaca, Saymi Pineda Velasco, inaugurated the exhibition on behalf of Governor Jara Cruz. They want to attract both national and international tourism by highlighting the maximum festival of Oaxacan women and men, the Guelaguetza.
During the month of May, visitors to Punto México can learn about the culture of Oaxaca and buy products such as black clay handicrafts, waist looms, bead embroidery, rugs, bags, alebrijes, chocolate, mole, coffee, mezcal, among others.
Torruco Marqués mentioned various programs that promote tourism activity and economic benefits. They include the Magical Color Routes initiative, which is aimed at rehabilitating the urban image of tourist squares in six Magical Towns of Oaxaca. The Jalatlaco neighborhood in Oaxaca also received its appointment as a “Magic Neighborhood” within the framework of the Tianguis Turístico México 2023.
The secretary talked about the Kuxatur program, which has financing from the Global Environmental Fund for $7.4 million and supports the municipalities of Santa María Huatulco and Salina Cruz. This program designs a biocultural pilot circuit for the environmental protection of the Huatulco-Chacahua corridor.
To promote the professionalization of tourism service providers in Oaxaca, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico will hold three virtual courses on Service Quality and Tourism Culture in collaboration with the Oaxaca Secretary of Tourism. The courses will be held on May 15 and 30 and on August 3.
The government is also carrying out road infrastructure works such as the Oaxaca-Salina Cruz highway with an investment of 10 billion pesos and the Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido highway, whose investment amounts to 8,234 million pesos, which will be completed in December of this year.
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