Mayor Ramon Guerrero Martinez states that Puerto Vallarta will receive a half-million visitors during the 2014-2015 Fall/Winter tourist season.
Puerto Vallarta hosts about 25,000 hotel rooms and according to the Hotel Association most hotels in the city are reporting near 100% occupancy during this holiday season.
Already cruise ship arrivals have increased over 40% while air passengers, international and domestic, have increased over 20% compared to last year.
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The economic impact of this winter’s season could amount to $500 million pesos.
The holiday season typically brings an influx of tourism to the area, but this season encourages more travel to the area with the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival and the International Fireworks Festival.
Puerto Vallarta is also benefiting from its reputation for safety as the US State Department recently warned against traveling to the tourist destination of Acapulco.