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  • When inviting the King and Queen of Spain to visit Oaxaca, Governor Alejandro Murat presented them with a bear alebrije, an animal representative of Madrid.
  • Likewise, together with Julio Gamero, general director of TAG, he announced the opening of a direct flight between Guatemala City and Oaxaca.
  • “We come here to let the world know that we are open and willing to share with the world our history, our culture and art with the world. Because Oaxaca, without a doubt, has it all”, said the Governor.

Madrid, Spain, January 19, 2022.- Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa participates in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) 2022, which takes place in Madrid, Spain, to lead the entity’s tourism promotion efforts that allow capturing a greater influx of international tourists and economic benefits for families directly and indirectly related to this productive sector.

“We come here to let the world know that we are safe, open and willing to share our history, culture and art with the world. Because Oaxaca, without a doubt, has it all”, said the Governor.

In this context, Murat Hinojosa greeted King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia, whom he presented on behalf of the people of Oaxaca with a bear alebrije, an animal representative of the city of Madrid. The work was created by artisans Jacobo and María Ángeles, from San Martín Tilcajete, who also made the piece “Winged Wolf” that serves as an icon of the entire Mexico pavilion and that could be taken to Fitur thanks to the support of Aeroméxico.

“Oaxaqueño alebrijes have become an internationally recognized emblem, attracting the attention of the whole world to our culture. I thank Aeroméxico for having made it possible for this work ‘Winged Wolf’ to be here today, highlighting the talent of artisans from all over Oaxaca”, he highlighted.

Likewise, together with Julio Gamero, general director of TAG, the State President announced the opening of a direct flight between Guatemala City and Oaxaca as of April 1, which will have three weekly frequencies. For his part, Julio Gamero announced that the feasibility of opening one more route to connect Guatemala with Bahías de Huatulco is being analyzed.

“We thank the company TAG for the trust and for helping our state to have better connectivity with Central America, which will undoubtedly help attract a greater number of visitors,” said the Governor.

From January 19 to 23, from the Mexican pavilion, the staff of the State Tourism Secretariat (Sectur Oaxaca), headed by Secretary Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, will receive tour operators, airlines, travel agencies and people interested in knowing landscapes, gastronomy, traditions and Oaxacan art.

For the state of Oaxaca, FITUR is an essential event as it is the most important event for the European tourism market, a segment that represents 4% of international visitors who arrive in the state and 28% of those who arrive in the city. From Oaxaca. It should be noted that the Spanish market alone represents 13% of the total number of European visitors to the entire state.

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