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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.
Stewardship of cruise tourism destinations through sustainable management of the natural and cultural heritage
of the Mesoamerican Reef
A healthy MAR attained through the implementation of regional policies, balanced partnerships and strategic management to foster sustainable cruise tourism development
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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