With greater air connectivity and a projection to receive 145 cruises for this year, Puerto Vallarta lives “the best moment of its history”, said the head of the Secretariat of Tourism of Jalisco (Secturjal), Enrique Ramos Flores.
After his participation in the Pavilion Jalisco, in the Tianguis Turístico of Acapulco, the state official anticipated 145 cruises would arrive in Puerto Vallarta this year, three more than in 2016, which will leave a 40 million dollar economic impact in the destination.
The head of the Secturjal said that Puerto Vallarta is considered “one of the most strongest and reliable destinations in Mexico.”
He emphasized that the port continues to position itself in different niches such as leisure, adventure, LGBT, as well as in the business travel and conventions, which is why tourism has increased in recent years.
Ramos Flores reported on the three new air routes that added the destination, Aeromar, Calafia Airlines and Finnair, international airline that connects Helsinki with the Mexican resort.
In the next holiday period of Holy Week and Easter, Puerto Vallarta will register a hotel occupancy of up to 100%, with tourists both national and foreign, according to the projections.
The official said that Jalisco looks forward to hosting Tianguis Turístico for the third time, but that wouldn’t happen before 2020.
Despite the success during the two editions in Jalisco (in 2012 in Puerto Vallarta and in 2016 in Guadalajara), the Mexican Council for Tourism Promotion, organizer of the Tianguis, seeks to distribute the event among more destinations. Mazatlán, Sinaloa, will host the event in the 2018, whereas in 2019, the event will return to Acapulco, Guerrero.
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