Enrique Ramos Flores, Secretary of the Tourism Ministry of Jalisco, has reported that Puerto Vallarta will close out 2015 with the arrival of 135 cruises for the year. This month, the final of the year, the city is scheduled to welcome 21 cruises in its port.
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The secretary reported that overall tourism in Puerto Vallarta for 2015 beat expectations, in part to newly added direct international flights.
The secretary spoke at a hotel inauguration for Palomar Resorts. It is projected that by the end of 2017 the state of Jalisco will add 3,900 more hotel rooms, mostly in the area of Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
Currently the hotel sector represents 9% of the state GDP and generates 33,000 direct employment jobs.
The secretary noted that Jalisco is dedicated to the promotion of tourism and taking on the responsibility expected to make the area a world-class tourist destination.