The owner of the Sectur revealed that the national gastronomy industry benefits more than 80 branches, with an economic income of nearly 200 billion pesos annually, and generates around 5.5 million total jobs in the country.
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the Republic, said that in the current administration the figures obtained in the tourism activity of the country are historical, so we must take advantage of this good dynamic and redouble efforts, strengthen strengths, diversify strategies, and make more coordination effective, to make tourism one of the best development opportunities for Mexicans, from restaurants, museums to dentists in Tijuana Mexico.
He explained that tourism is like a great locomotive, which is moving forward with force, and what it is about is to place more links to that locomotive, to raise more Mexicans to the locomotive of tourism, to do well to all inhabitants of the destinations and the country. You have to see tourism as a means to improve the standard of living of the people.
The head of the Sectur highlighted that Mexico’s tourist activity means the third source of currency capture, and is in some way a form of export, because through the natural attractions, the Magic Towns, the gastronomy and many other things. It manages to attract visitors from many parts of the world, who enjoy the places and leave an important economic spill.
The head of the Sectur said that the food and beverages sector represents a great opportunity for the development and expansion of businesses of all the actors that are part of this value chain, including the supplier of national origin.
In this regard, he stressed that maintaining and enhancing the performance of tourism is predominantly related to our ability to generate greater synergy among all agents in the sector.
He stressed that the national gastronomy industry benefits more than 80 branches, represents an economic income of nearly 200 billion pesos annually and generates around 5.5 million total jobs in the country.
He said that of the more than 515 thousand establishments dedicated to the preparation of food and beverages, 97% are micro and small businesses; while the sector represents 30% of the expenditure of international tourists.
The owner of the Sectur noted that currently the hotel and restaurant industry in Mexico registers purchases of goods and services that exceed 9 billion dollars annually, of which it is estimated that more than 60% correspond to imports.
The supply means a business opportunity of more than 5 billion dollars that can be used by Mexican companies in the sectors of: food and beverages, construction, electrical, clothing, furniture, information technologies and provision of various services, indicated the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the Republic.
The synergy established today between the Chefs and the gastronomic sector and the Connect to Tourism platform, not only contributes to the development and competitiveness of the national supply chain of the food and beverage sector, but also promotes Mexican gastronomy and what is done in Mexico. position as a world reference, to use and use all the inputs, creativity and passion that as Mexicans distinguishes us.
Mexican cuisine is one of the most important tourist attractions that the country has and this business conference is given an impetus to the great wealth of products and supplies required by Chefs.
Likewise, strategies to identify and record the demand and supply of national and international suppliers of products and services related to the sector will be generated jointly, in order to execute actions that allow the linkage of Mexican companies with established tourism companies. in the country.
It will also promote the generation of information to support the tourism sector of the country and national suppliers related to tourism, through synergies with other entities such as development banking, and human capital will be strengthened through courses, workshops and seminars to increase the capabilities of their companies and make them more competitive.
It is necessary to protect the intellectual property and innovation of the Chefs and providers of tourist services that are the currency of change in a knowledge economy, abounded the owner of the IMPI.
The products of the Mexican countryside give flavor to the tables of the world, avocado, tomato, chilies, cucumber, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, walnut and onion are among the most exported foods indicate data of the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (SAGARPA).