02/12/2011The Hotels Association Of Cancun Receives An Important Recognition From The Ministry Of The Environment And Natural Resources (SEMARNAT)

The recognition was awarded to the AHC as a Leading Organization within the program “Environmental Leadership for Competiveness”.

In the framework of the “Green Solutions” Congress held in Mexico City, the Hotels Association of Cancun (AHC) received an important recognition from the SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources) as a leader organization in the 2010 program “Environmental Leadership for Competiveness” because of the diffusion, organization, coordination and implementation of this program in 63 member hotels in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and the Riviera Maya.

In the last few years, the Cancun Hotels Association and its affiliates have been implementing different strategies and a great number of actions towards a focused objective: to have a green economy that reduces environmental risks, that is efficient in the use of the resources available, and that avoids or compensates for the environmental impacts.

In so doing, it joins big and important allies in order to achieve bigger and better results for the benefit of Mexico and improving its competiveness at world level.

It should be highlighted that this recognition has been awarded to only two organizations country wide.

Representing Mr. Rodrigo de la Peña, President of the AHC, the award, which is a great accomplishment for organized hotel industry and for the destination, was received by Ms. Marissa Setien, General Manager of the AHC.

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About Cancun
Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone’s seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.

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