MÉXICO » April-2024

Analyzing Tourism’s Value Chain at National Research Congress

Last week, the 2024 Applied Tourism Research Congress was held at the Universidad Panamericana’s School of Hospitality in Guadalajara, focusing on the tourism value chain. The event saw a gathering of experts from across the academic and tourism sectors, featuring 60 presentations from researchers hailing from five countries: Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic. These presentations were supported by various educational institutions and state tourism secretariats of Mexico.… Read More

Nearshoring Boosts Hotel Investment Opportunities in Puebla

In Puebla, the phenomenon of nearshoring is anticipated to drive significant investments into the local hotel sector, according to Luis Javier Cué de la Fuente, president of the National Tourism Business Council (CNET), Puebla chapter. Cué de la Fuente emphasized the potential for this economic trend to foster new hotel developments and attract more international visitors to the region.… Read More

Mexico City: A Top Culinary Destination, Says Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler, the esteemed English magazine known for its luxurious spotlight on the world’s top tourist destinations, has recently honored Mexico City as one of the globe’s premier locales for culinary excellence. This accolade comes as part of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers cast their votes on various categories, including the best global cuisines.… Read More

Mazatlán Expects a Tourism Boom During Motorcycle Week

Mazatlán is gearing up for a bustling first week of May, as city officials anticipate near-full hotel occupancy driven by several major events, including the much-anticipated Motorcycle Week from May 2 to 4. Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, the office manager of the Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, revealed that alongside Motorcycle Week, the city will host a soccer event and the Mazatlán Cup, with activities further buoyed by the long weekend for Labor Day.… Read More

Cozumel’s Tourism Surge: A Paradise Expanded

Nestled in the Mexican Caribbean, the enchanting island of Cozumel is rapidly becoming a top choice for travelers. With a steady increase in the number of flights, cruise arrivals, and burgeoning hotel bookings, Cozumel is establishing itself as an essential destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.… Read More

UN Hosts Cultural and Tourism Forum at Xcaret with a Focus on Film

The United Nations Tourism Organization recently hosted an influential forum titled “Culture and Tourism: A Film Relationship” at the Xcaret hotel complex. This event aimed to explore the symbiotic relationship between the tourism and cinema industries. The forum was a highlight of the broader 2024 edition of the Platino Ibero-American Cinema Awards, a significant event for the Spanish-speaking audiovisual sector, attracting a variety of producers, actors, and film-related professionals.… Read More

Boost in Sonora’s Guided Tours: A 25% Increase Fueled by New Flight Routes

The tourism sector in Sonora has experienced a significant boost, with a 25% increase in guided tour sales this year compared to last. Julio Rascón, the national and state president of the Tour Operators, attributes this growth to enhanced promotional efforts and a surge in demand from travelers from various Mexican states, including Bajío, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Yucatán, and Veracruz.… Read More

Madrid Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Mexico as Guest Country

Madrid is set to showcase its rich cultural tapestry at the fourth annual Festival of Hispanic Heritage this October, with Mexico featured as the guest country. The announcement was made by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid, who emphasized the festival’s role in connecting with distant markets and celebrating the diverse origins of Madrid’s residents.… Read More

New Leadership in Campeche’s Restaurant Association Aims to Boost Tourism

In a recent development aimed at promoting tourism in Campeche, Francisco Estrada Gómez, the president of the Tourism Business Council of Shops on 59th Street and traditional neighborhoods, introduced the new board of directors for the association. This strategic move underscores the ongoing efforts to enhance the region’s attractiveness to tourists and provide a boost to local businesses.… Read More

Morelos Marks 155 Years of Statehood with Celebrations

Morelos, one of Mexico’s vibrant states, recently celebrated a significant milestone—its 155th anniversary as a federative entity. The state was officially established in 1869 by then-President Benito Juárez García, who organized it into the districts of Cuernavaca, Cuautla, Jonacatepec, Tetecala, and Yautepec. These areas, once part of the State of Mexico, came together to form what is now known as Morelos.… Read More

Exploring Veracruz’s Hidden Historical Gems

Veracruz is widely known for its scenic beaches attracting countless tourists yearning for sun and sand. However, the state also offers a rich tapestry of historical tourism that many are yet to discover. Veracruz, comprised of 212 municipalities, houses several lesser-known sites that are not only steeped in history but are also visually stunning.… Read More

New Direct Flight Connects Tepic to Los Angeles

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) recently announced the inauguration of a new direct flight service linking Tepic International Airport in Nayarit, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California. This service is set to commence on April 16, marking a significant step in enhancing the airport’s international connections.… Read More

Guerrero Triumphs at 2024 Tourist Tianguis Despite Hurricane Otis

Despite challenges posed by Hurricane Otis, the state of Guerrero showcased resilience and success at the 48th Tourist Tianguis held in Acapulco. The event was marked by a significant number of business engagements, with Guerrero’s pavilion hosting 1,400 business appointments across various sectors of the tourism industry, as reported by Santos Ramírez Cuevas, Guerrero’s Secretary of Tourism.… Read More

Yucatán Shines at Tianguis Turístico 2024

The Tianguis Turístico 2024, a major tourism industry event, has officially commenced, with the state of Yucatán playing a prominent role. Known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty, Yucatán aims to enhance its visibility on both national and international platforms through this event.… Read More

Bucareli Avenue: A Cultural Gem Among the World’s Most Fascinating Streets

Mexico City’s Bucareli Avenue has been honored as one of the world’s 30 most interesting streets by the British magazine Time Out. The Secretary of Tourism for Mexico City highlighted this recognition, emphasizing the avenue’s bohemian allure and the diverse experiences it offers. Travelers can enjoy an array of dining, entertainment, and cultural activities, alongside the historic buildings that line its path, enhancing its charm.… Read More

Solar Eclipse Drives Mazatlán Hotel Occupancy to 98%

Mazatlán, a city in Sinaloa, Mexico, has witnessed a remarkable surge in tourist activity, reaching a hotel occupancy rate of 98%, thanks to the solar eclipse event this Monday, April 8. The Sinaloa Tourism Secretariat disclosed that an unprecedented influx of approximately 750,000 tourists has flooded the area, with a notable 70% visiting Mazatlán for the first time, drawn by the opportunity to experience the solar eclipse.… Read More

Veracruz Eyes Tourist Boost Through Caravan Campaign

To enhance tourism and draw more visitors, various business sectors in Veracruz have embarked on a promotional journey across the country, employing tourist caravans as their primary strategy. This initiative sees the collaboration of hoteliers from the Veracruz – Boca del Río metropolitan area, who are determined to showcase the state’s allure far and wide.… Read More

Ixmiquilpan Crowned Most Popular Destination in Hidalgo for Holy Week

For the second year running, Ixmiquilpan has emerged as the most visited location in Hidalgo during Holy Week, thanks to its alluring spas, the Hidalgo Ministry of Tourism announced. Elizabeth Quintanar Ramírez, the state’s Secretary of Tourism, reported that the town retained its top spot through the holiday, drawing significant crowds particularly over the peak days of Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Initial estimates suggest that the town played host to 1.5 million visitors, a number expected to climb to 2 million in light of the Santiago de Anaya Gastronomic Exhibition, which opened on April 6.… Read More

Sinaloa Set to Conclude Holiday Season with Spectacular Tourist Turnout

Sinaloa is gearing up for a grand finale to the holiday season, anticipating a surge in tourism thanks to the Solar Eclipse. The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa expects around 750,000 visitors to flock to the region this weekend, drawn by the allure of the eclipse and the tail end of the Easter holidays. Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, the head of the Tourism Ministry in Sinaloa, shared these figures, highlighting an expected economic boon of about one billion pesos across the state.… Read More

Guerrero’s Tourism Makes a Comeback

In a remarkable display of resilience, the state of Guerrero has shown signs of recovery in its tourism sector, notably during the recent holiday period. The state witnessed hotel occupancies soar to an average of 80%, signaling a hopeful return to normalcy in its tourism activities. This rebound is especially noteworthy given the severe challenges Guerrero faced in recent months, underscoring a significant step towards the region’s economic revival and social development.… Read More

Cozumel: A Beacon of Tourism Excellence

In a notable showcase of its tourism appeal, Cozumel has once again underscored its position as a premier destination in the Mexican Caribbean. With over 1.6 million visitors gracing its shores via cruise ships and flights in just the first quarter of the year, the island has witnessed unprecedented growth. This surge encompasses record-setting numbers in flight arrivals, cruise ship dockings, and hotel occupancy, marking a thriving start to the year for the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean.… Read More

Surpassing Expectations: Zacatecas Hotels Thrive During Easter Vacation

Zacatecas, a bustling tourist destination, has seen its hotel occupancy rates soar beyond expectations this Easter holiday, according to Le Roy Barragán Ocampo, the head of Zacatecas’s Ministry of Tourism. The announcement came as a pleasant surprise to the local hospitality industry, with several hotels reporting remarkable occupancy rates. For instance, Mesón de Jobito and Emporio boasted occupancy rates of 94% and 93% respectively, while the City Express achieved a full 100% booking. Other notable mentions include the Fiesta Inn at 89%, Hampton at 90%, and the Quinta Real at a 62% occupancy rate.… Read More

Holy Week Economic Surge: A Boost for Tamaulipas

Holy Week brought an unprecedented economic boost to Tamaulipas, with the tourism and commerce sectors experiencing a significant uplift. The festive period saw an economic impact of 5 billion pesos in the state, a 10% increase compared to the previous year. This growth highlights a remarkable recovery and vitality in the region’s economy and tourist activity.… Read More