Although Quintana Roo is an important tourist destination, for the issue of competitiveness it was necessary to update the regulations on the matter, which since 2010 has undergone several modifications. Although this Law is aligned with the General Law of Tourism, it was important to update it and seek the adoption of sustainability criteria aligned with Agenda 2030.
Given the above, Deputies Linda Saray Cobos Castro and Carlos Rafael Hernández Blanco worked on the development of an initiative to improve the economic stability of the most vulnerable people; As well as the bases, instances, instruments, and mechanisms for the development and promotion of tourism, providing the legal tools that allow the development and growth of tourism, mainly rural community tourism, to boost the economy of the inhabitants of these areas, both in services and support to reactivate the agricultural activity and to position their products in the commercialization for their self-sufficiency and ensure the sustainability of natural and cultural resources. On August 10 of this year, the deputies signed the ruling of the reforms to the Law.
Added to this is the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Quintana Roo 2030, an instrument that motivated the development of these reforms, an instrument aligned with Agenda 2030, and the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and Objectives, which seeks to ensure that tourism continues to be a tool for development, that contributes to the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of destinations, that contributes to combating inequalities, that promotes a prosperous environment and that is exercised with the opportunity to build a future aligned and integrated with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, adopting the principle of leaving no one behind.
With this publication of the Law, two lines of action of said plan are being addressed:
Analyze the Regulatory Framework of the tourism sector with a focus on sustainability, and 2.
Modify the Tourism Law to strengthen the sustainability approach.
Among the reforms approved in the Law of Tourism of the State, last October 19 of the present year the following stands out:
Sanitary Security, where it is referred that the State Secretary of Tourism will cooperate with the State Secretary of Health in the instrumentation of programs and application of sanitary measures that allow the preservation of the health and the tourist activity in the entity.
Rural and Community Tourism: The Secretariat will determine the rural community zones with tourist potential, to impel them and to promote them as tourist destinations of the State, trying the conservation of its natural and sociocultural resources.
State Platform of Tourist Services: It will be the public catalog of tourist service providers, which constitutes a mechanism through which it will be possible to have information on the providers and the services that are rendered in commercial terms to the tourist.
The Secretary will create, organize and operate the State System of Tourist Information of the State that will allow knowing the resources, characteristics, and participants of the tourist activity.
Mr. Aguilar Becerril concluded by emphasizing that, "since the beginning of the administration we have been committed to a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable, responsible and competitive tourism, therefore, with these reforms to the State Tourism Law, aligned with the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Quintana Roo 2030, we are sure that we are on the right path towards prosperity, creating more and better opportunities for all".