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ABOUT US

IN EARLY 2017, A PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE CRUISE SHIP 

TOURISM WAS LAUNCHED IN COZUMEL
 

The aim of the project was to create framework  conditions for a balanced partnership between Cozumel  and the Cruise Industry​.

Cozumel identified the need to integrate other hotspot cruise destinations (Belize and Roatan). These destinations were facing similar threats and opportunities; thus the Mesoamerican Reef  Network emerged in December 2017 as a result.​

The initiative was supported by the German Federal  Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through GIZ, to develop a cooperation strategy that contributes to a sustainable development in the region, linked to environmental, economic and social impacts derived from cruise ship tourism.​
 

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MISSION

Stewardship of cruise tourism destinations through sustainable management of the natural and cultural heritage

of the Mesoamerican Reef​

VISION

A healthy MAR attained through the implementation of regional policies, balanced partnerships and strategic management to foster sustainable cruise tourism development​

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THE TEAM

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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The MAR Network is structured by a decision-making body and an operational body. The latter is conformed by a steering committee integrated by nine organizations, three from each country (public, private and environmental sectors). The steering committee is led by the committee chair, conformed by one representative assigned from each country.

 

The operation body is conformed by a regional coordination with technical and administrative staff and the Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) of each country, which are multi sectorial, base-level organizations with the role of implementing a locally designed sustainability agenda.

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OUR COLLABORATION MEMBERS

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