Once a week I like to post some articles from the local websites and publications to keep readers of the blog informed of the latest news concerning Mahahual and Costa Maya. I came across these two articles this week, and I thought I would share. Remember they are translated from Spanish to English, so they is somethings lost in translation. I got these two articles from http://www.costamayamagazine.com.
Mahahual, a safe destination
Monday, 25 August 2014 5:22
Mahahual is a safe tourist destination for visitors, said the president of the Hotel Association of this coastal town in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco, Luciano Consoli, including hosting centers have incorporated surveillance cameras for added protection of your guests .
Last weekend, a group of criminals stole two ATMs maritime terminal port Costa Maya, with approximately 650 thousand pesos plunder case being investigated by the appropriate authorities.
The representative of the hotel described the event as atypical which is already under investigation by the authorities; however, does not affect reiterated Mahahual image as a safe destination.
In fact, the community has at least three agents of the judicial police and a detachment of the State Preventive Police with six elements. All hotels that make up the Association in Mahahual also have security cameras and private security to protect the integrity of those who come to visit this destination in the south.
Additionally, he said, there is constant communication between the members of this association, service providers, among others, to act immediately and to report to the authorities if any problems registering.
“We have a well-organized social network, an injury to one injury to all, and immediately give notice, have the phone numbers of all, we are friends, we go fishing, eat together,” he added. Juan Palma (quequi.com.mx)
COZUMEL AND PORTS OF COSTA MAYA, FAVORITE FOR CRUISERS
The Governor stressed that both ports have received about 100 thousand cruise so far this year, representing 25 percent increase over 2013 in the same period * Clarifies that this year are scheduled 1000 270 warehouses with more than 4 million passengers, with 033 cruises 1000 409 000 847 3 million tourists last year * Stresses that Quintana Roo, with the support of President Enrique Peña Nieto and the federal secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, bet you have better infrastructure, services and connectivity to remain the leading tourist destination in the Caribbean and Latin America * Cozumel Announces 2015 Summit will host the Florida-Carribbean Cruise Association, which includes representatives from the ports of Latin America and Caribbean governor Roberto Borge Angulo reported that as a result of tourism promotion conducted during the Mexico tourism Tianguis held in Cancun last May, international tourism fairs and the full support of President Enrique Peña Nieto, Cozumel and Puerto Costa Maya, Mahahual, remain as leaders in receiving cruise ships in the country. -Cozumel And Puerto Costa Maya, in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco, received about 100 thousand cruises so far this year, 25 percent more than in the same period of 2013 -manifestó-. Both ports are still the most popular destinations for cruise passengers to enjoy the sun, beach, adventure and shopping. In that regard, he said that according to statistics from the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) in 2013 reached 1 000 033 cruises 3 million 409 thousand 847 passengers, 4.11 percent more than in 2012 This year they are scheduled 1000 270 warehouses with more than 4 million tourists aboard. ‘In Quintana Roo, with the support of President Enrique Peña Nieto and the federal Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, we bet you have better infrastructure, services and connectivity to remain the leading tourist destination in the Caribbean and Latin America – he said. The Chief Executive acknowledged that cruises are a major supplier of visitors to Cozumel, besides contributing to the creation and maintenance of jobs for the islanders. If Cozumel would not bet on cruise ship docks have more and better infrastructure, maybe we would not be getting the amount of boats arriving and the island would not be one of the ports that this year will grow arrivals, according to data from the Florida -Caribbean -refirió Cruise Association. There weeks when, only two days reach Cozumel in June cruises thousands of tourists on board who spend between 80 and 100 dollars each, mainly in handicrafts, perfume and jewelry pointed. Said Cozumel is a favorite among the various routes of the Western Caribbean for its diversification of tourism services, entertainment and natural beauty destination. The strengthening of the industry led to the Carnival Corporation to invest this year more than 255 million in the expansion of the Puerta Maya pier, where you can dock three vessels simultaneously generation. Finally, he recalled that Cozumel next year will host the Summit of the Florida-Carribbean Cruise Association, in which representatives of ports in Latin America and the Caribbean. In that event, Quintana Roo advance in the consolidation of the cruise industry. Ramon Aguilar (covadonganoticias.com)
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Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina