@carlosmgturismo Mackinlay brings extensive experience in the tourism sector including having previously served as head of the Ministry of Tourism under Marcelo Ebrard, after Alejandro Díaz Rojas resigned from office. During that stint Mackinlay filled the role for just one year but had a significant impact on the development and tourist positioning of what was then known then as the Federal District. Mackinlay has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economic sciences from the University of Grenoble, France. He is also a CIDE researcher in the area of economics of Latin America and was responsible for special projects in the General Coordination of International Relations of the Federal District Government, according to Pasillo Turistico. In addition, he previously worked as director of the Office of Congresses and Conventions of Mexico City and advisor to the Secretary of Tourism of the capital, Alejandro Rojas. Early in his career, Mackinlay was also general director of the Institute of Tourist Promotion of the Secretariat of Tourism of the Federal District. His initial foray into tourism however, dates back to 1995 when he took over management of a tourism travel agency and was a tourist guide. Macklinay will be filling a role that was previously held by Miguel Torruco, who was just named Mexico's new secretary of tourism. Torrucco served as secretary of tourism of the Federal District from 2012 to 2017.