Secretaries of Tourism of the Americas Chose Tabasco for their 2008 Meeting

By MP News Staff

In order to contribute with the recovery of tourism activity in Tabasco, the secretaries of Tourism of the 23 American countries selected this Southeastern state of Mexico as the venue for their Meeting of the Commission of the Americas to be held in May 2008.

This decision of choosing Tabasco in October, was taken during the general assembly of the World Tourism Organization, celebrated recently in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

On the other hand, the works announced by Rodolfo Elizondo-Torres, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, plans to restore the infrastructure of the state with $9.1 million assigned by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, are under way.

The Mexican Government also contacted the leaders of business organizations of the nation to hold “different events, such as meetings and conventions” in Tabasco.

Meanwhile, the Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Mexican Tourism Promotion Board) began to use a $600,000 fund to stimulate travel to Tabasco.