Today the Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, announced that Guadalajara would be the host of the 41st Tianguis Turistico in 2016.
Tianguis Turistico is Mexico’s largest tourism tradeshow and typically is held in Mexico’s popular beach destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and this year’s host Acapulco. Guadalajara was chosen among other destinations campaigning for the event, including Leon-Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Merida, and Cancun.
Guadalajara was chosen for its ease in air connectivity, public transportation and metro system, hotel and convention services, and area culture and cuisine, said the secretary.
Guadalajara is the capital city of Jalisco and Mexico’s second largest city, while being the home to some of Mexico’s most recognized culture, such as Mariachi music.