A representative of the Governor of Jalisco, Andrés Gonzáles Palomera, spoke at the opening of the Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomic Festival. Gonzáles said that it was important to diversify the tourism industry of Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit by promoting the cuisine of the region.
He praised the work and vision of the organizers of the event that strengthens the relationship between the two destinations and promotes tourism. “There is a good team here and they are working together to benefit Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit, which also spans two states in Mexico,” he said.
Last year the joint promotion of the two destinations named Vallarta-Nayarit invested over 130 million pesos with the help of the federal government, through the Ministry of Tourism, already showing results in 2015.
“What’s to come in 2015 is better for both destinations,” added González.
The inauguration event for the 2014 Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomic Festival was attended by the Secretary of Tourism Nayarit, President of the Hotel Association of Banderas Bay, and President of the Hotel Association of Puerto Vallarta, who also opened the lecture “Myths and Realities of Mexican Cuisine”.
For four days celebrities from the world of gastronomy including chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, lecturers plus domestic and international exhibitors will come together in one place for the first time, this edition will have a guest that will be the State of Guanajuato.
Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica will include an ample variety of events including lectures, show cooking, tastings, mixology, an exhibit floor for sponsors, private wine pairings and tastings, promotions offered by affiliated businesses and other activities of interest.
Gastronomy is fast becoming one of the most important attributes of the region, which means one of the bureau’s main objectives is the transformation of the Riviera Nayarit into a top culinary destination as well as a top vacation spot for its beauty and services.