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Fonatur transfers management of Cancun Hotel Zone and Cozumel Marina to state

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) has transferred management of the Cancun Hotel Zone and the Cozumel Marina to the state government.

The transfer was made official Thursday with the signing of an agreement that will now allow the state to manage those two areas. Three other agreements regarding state tourism infrastructure were also signed.

Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa signed four agreements to strengthen the tourism infrastructure of the Comprehensively Planned Center of Cancun and the Comprehensive Tourism Project in Cozumel.

In a statement, she says the agreements will benefit these destinations with a strategy of modernization and beautification of the most important tourist areas.

With the signing of these documents, work to increase the competitiveness of the tourist spots that FONATUR operated and maintained is made official. They can be transferred to the Government of the State of Quintana Roo under the recovery, modernization and improvement strategy.

The strategy presented by Governor Mara Lezama and her Cabinet contemplates an increase in investment to modernize and improve services, as well as beautifying the most emblematic areas of the Hotel Zone and the Cozumel Marina.

In November, a group from the Cancun Hotel Zone had purposed the creation of a mayor’s office to manage the area with the phasing out of Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Fonatur). However, Cancun Mayor Ana Patricia Peralta said the proposal to create a second mayor’s office to serve the Hotel Zone was not viable.