Awards for Tourism Innovation: 35 municipalities of Hidalgo participate
Published by Redacción | La jornada Hidalgo on September 2, 2023
Tourism enthusiasts and service providers hailing from 35 municipalities across Hidalgo are gearing up to showcase their creativity and innovation as they vie for recognition in the prestigious “Tourism Innovation Awards.” These awards, organized by the State Secretary of Tourism, are set to commend the finest practices in the tourism sector and promise to be a game-changer for the industry.
The awards are divided into eight distinct categories, each acknowledging excellence in a specific aspect of tourism:
- Best Tourist Experience: Celebrating exceptional, memorable experiences for travelers.
- Destination Promise: Recognizing destinations with outstanding potential.
- Event of the Year: Honoring remarkable tourism-related events.
- Sustainable Infrastructure: Focusing on eco-friendly and sustainable developments.
- Food and Beverage Establishments: Commending outstanding culinary offerings.
- Location of the Year: Highlighting extraordinary travel destinations.
- Accessible Experiences: Awarding inclusivity and accessibility efforts.
- Pet Friendly Sites: Acknowledging destinations that cater to our four-legged friends.
Raúl Stanford Valero, the General Director of Tourism Innovation, emphasized the pivotal role of tourism in driving economic, social, and cultural development in the state. He stressed the need to elevate the quality of tourism offerings in the region, especially with the proximity of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport.
The call for participation remains open until August 28, with a resolute aim to foster an environment that nurtures local talent and extends the reach of Hidalgo’s unique offerings on both national and international fronts. These awards mark a pioneering step towards boosting projects that fortify the tourism sector.
Valero also shared insights about the selection process, highlighting the meticulous evaluation of applicants’ compliance with category requirements and their status as Hidalgo-based establishments. This stringent approach ensures that the winners truly represent the state’s vibrant tourism landscape.
In this edition of the awards, a remarkable 85 participants from various municipalities have thrown their hats into the ring, including Pacula, Progreso de Obregón, Santiago de Anaya, and many more. The awards promise not only recognition but also an opportunity for these communities to shine on the tourism map, demonstrating the rich diversity and potential that Hidalgo has to offer to the world.
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