- Receive recognition Gov. Gabino Cue Monteagudo of the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo
- International rating Huatulco certifies as sustainable tourism community
- GCM confirms its commitment to the National Agreement on Tourism and undertakes to fulfill a mandate vocation environmentalist
With this award, the Mexican Pacific pole gets the title by the international rating as the first fully carbon neutral destination in the Americas, ranking it as a clean, decent and comfortable in the global context.
In the presence of the Director General of the National Tourism Fund (Fonatur), Adriana Perez Quesnel and EarthCheck ambassador in Latin America, Gustavo Ramos Fumagalli, the state executive stressed that this award is recognition of the country and Oaxaca, to become a center sustainable tourism and reliable for domestic and foreign tourism.
Under the Second Forum EarthCheck Huatulco Mexico, held in this resort, Cue Monteagudo said for administration, tourism represents a fundamental lever of development and the state's economy, contributing a contribution of 16 percent to the GDP of the state.
In response, the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, highlighted the commitment of the Governor Gabino Cue with tourism for social and economic growth of the state, and who considered a great ally for the Federal Government.
With less than 30 years of existence, Huatulco is the first tourist destination in the world to receive this credit for their standards in habitat conservation, energy, water, solid waste, renewable energy, wastewater treatment plants , tourism industry, conservation of biodiversity and natural species.
On behalf of the Government of Oaxaca, Cue Monteagudo publicly acknowledged all entrepreneurs, academics, environmentalists and individuals that make up the Huatulco Green Team, which together with Fonatur, has been working for seven years to make this destination a example of sustainability and ecological culture.
This successful, he said, is reason to replicate this important model in every one of the tourist destinations of the state, in addition to the tourism development project from day drives his administration, so reaffirmed its commitment to exercise minded environmental mandate, where protection of the ecological environment is an axis that nourishes the National Development Plan 2011-2016.
He explained that in addition to the recent declaration of the Bay Beach Clean-Chahué Huatulco, Oaxaca promotes the incorporation of four ecosystems to the list of sites free of contamination to reach a record of 10 areas that already have international certification, spaces vitality to mitigate the effects of global warming.
This is a set of actions that seek to protect and enhance our natural reserves while attracting new streams of visitors looking for alternative tourism.
Tourist activity is high on the economic dynamics of Oaxaca for contributing 16 percent to the state GDP, generating 30,000 direct jobs and maintain an average occupancy of 43 percent of annual hotel supply, and promote an influx of more than 3.8 million Mexicans.
The president stated that this project is part of the commitment to the National Agreement on Tourism, the objectives and strategies as part of governmental activities.
However, he made it clear that for this purpose it is essential to budget contest of the three levels of government, in addition to talent and investment business and the participation of small and medium enterprises.
He also announced that soon will resume the work of the Oaxaca-Costa superhighway, which will represent an important economic benefit to the productive sectors and service providers, as well as to position the destination in the national and international map.
During the ceremony, Ambassador EarthCheck in Latin America, Gustavo Ramos Fumagalli, delivered separately EarthCheck bronze level certificates and Gold Premium to hotels and Barcelo Las Brisas, respectively, also meet the standards of quality and environmental care.
In turn, Gloria Guevara Manzo said that for its natural beauty, Huatulco is considered one of the most beautiful tourist destinations and important country, and to promote balanced and sustainable development.
With this certification, Huatulco adapts to global trends in tourism, where the market is growing and attracting new consumers seeking environmentally and socially responsible destinations.
Today, he said, Huatulco is a much more competitive destination and an example for other destinations, in addition to the merit achieved and sustainable tourism is to the economy investor profitable in the short, medium and long term, and for the people improved their conditions and quality of life.
Merits of Huatulco, according to EarthCheck
In addition, 95% of the water used by the community is recycled or from rainwater, 23% percent of the energy used in the region comes from renewable sources and have been trained in the field of sustainable tourism to over 600 thousand employees of the tourism industry, among other achievements that earned him get this recognition.
What is EarthCheck?
Certifies the annual measure of operational indicators such as energy, water, emissions of greenhouse gases, solid waste generation, community participation, use of paper products and cleaning and pest control.
Bays of Huatulco, Oaxaca., June 2, 2011