Last week members of the “Central West Pact for Tourism” met in the state of Querétaro to review the progress of the “Travel in Short” project. The secretaries of tourism of the member states and the governor of Querétaro, Francisco Domínguez Servién were present.
The states involved in the pact are Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas. Together they seek to create an alliance to promote tourism among the 6 states.
The pact was made official on Aug. 5 in Aguascalientes. One of its first initiatives is “Travel in Short” which promotes interregional tourism between the states. The initiative was launched on the portal viajescentromexico.com in the month of September and has registered 19,500 users to date, according to website statistics.
The site viajescentromexico.com includes a portfolio with more than 372 activities to be carried out in the 6 states, as well as different routes to visit the tourist destinations of the members of the pact in 2 or 3 days.
It is expected that before the end of the year, the 6 states will have the same “Safe Travel” seal that San Miguel de Allende has and that is granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council, or WTTC in its English acronym.
The agreement was designed with 14 health experts and focuses on compliance with safety and hygiene protocols such as sanitizing filters, the use of antibacterial gel, safe distance, and the mandatory use of face masks.
Sources: Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato, viajescentromexico.com.