Cancun mourns the death of Roberto Cintrón, great leader, businessman and visionary.By Elisa Carballo Guillén
Roberto Cintrón Díaz del Castillo, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, sadly passed away on Monday February 2nd, in Madrid’s Airport at the age of 77.Mr. Cintrón was about to get on the plane –on his flight back to Cancun from the city of Madrid–, when he suddenly suffered a heart attack, causing his unfortunate death.
Cintrón traveled to Spain last week and stayed there since, to participate in the International Tourism Fair (Fitur), while representing the state in the meantime he was there. According to registers, Mr. Cintrón started feeling rather dizzy after going through the security controls at the airport, and sadly passed away a few moments after, in a very sudden manner! In fact, statements and people who were with him the entire time, indicate he seemed to be feeling and looking perfectly fine the entire time, and during his stay in Spain.
The sudden and unexpected death of the president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, leaves an irreplaceable void and overwhelms with pain all those characters and important people of the tourism industry in Cancun and Mexico. During the course of his life, Mr. Cintrón was one of the key characters into the development and growth of the Hotel industry of Cancun, he always fought for the wellbeing of everyone participating in it and also for the improvement of the sector. Government parties, business men, and the entire citizenship of Cancun are mourning the great loss of one grand character, and are sending their condolences via social networks to show their respect. Such is the case of Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo, governor of Quintana Roo who expressed on his Twitter account: “My deepest condolences to Roberto Cintrón Diaz del Castillo’s family, President of the Hotel Association of #Cancun. May He Rest In Peace.”
Roberto Cintrón Díaz del Castillo will always be remembered for his great heart and constant pursue of success and the wellbeing of the Tourism industry in Mexico.
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