MÉXICO » February-2023

Sinaloa goes for more ‘accessible’ flights to the Tianguis Turístico 2023

The Mexican state of Sinaloa is aiming to reduce flight rates to Mazatlán and increase connectivity to the state by lobbying airlines ahead of the Tianguis Turístico 2023 tourism trade show. The secretary of tourism for Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, said her department would seek to increase frequencies with Mexico City and Tijuana on domestic flights, as well as reducing rates, especially in the domestic sector.… Read More

Ministry of Tourism and Government of Madero agree to work for tourism reactivation

The government of Madero City, Tamaulipas, and the Ministry of Tourism have agreed to work together to promote tourism reactivation in the region. During a meeting between the Secretary of Tourism in Tamaulipas, Benjamín Hernández Rodríguez, and the municipal president of the city, Adrián Oseguera Kernión, they addressed issues related to various tourist spots in the city, and agreed to give greater impetus to infrastructure works in Playa Miramar, the highest destination of the state.… Read More

The “Orgullo Oaxaca” program seeks to position products from entrepreneurs in the region

The Head of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism in the Papaloapan Basin, Obdulia Morales Contreras, has announced that they are promoting various programs to support merchants, producers, and entrepreneurs in the region. One of these programs is called “Oaxaca Pride,” which aims to help local entrepreneurs market their products in large companies or national chains, allowing them to reach a broader market.… Read More

Second march in favor of the INE: Cities summoned, date and times of the mobilization

Protests are being planned in support of the National Electoral Institute (INE) in Mexico, following President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) proposed “Plan B” reforms. The second march in defence of the INE will take place on February 26, 2023, and is being organized by “United for Mexico 2024”, a group that brings together more than 60 organizations across Mexico and abroad. Over 117 civil society organizations from at least 82 cities will participate, including politicians, academics, writers, and citizens. The maximum protest is expected in Mexico City and has been named “My vote is not touched”.… Read More

Villa de Seris is recognized as a Magical Neighborhood in Hermosillo

Villa de Seris, a neighbourhood in Hermosillo, Sonora, has been recognised as a “Magical Neighbourhood” by the Federal Tourism Secretariat for its traditional coyota dessert, architectural conservation, and cultural traditions. This is the first neighbourhood in Sonora to receive this title. To achieve this, local authorities met a series of requirements and underwent a procedure, which was attributed to the community and residents of Villa de Seris.… Read More

Seven wonders of Puebla participate in the national contest “The Best of Mexico 2023”

The state of Puebla in Mexico is participating in the “Best of Mexico 2023” awards, a national contest that recognizes the best tourism experiences in Mexico. Puebla is nominated in seven categories, including “Best state to enjoy traditional and contemporary gastronomy” and “Best World Heritage City to live our history”. To win, the state needs the votes of the people of Puebla and those who know the entity. Voting is open until March 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.… Read More

Growing interest of Europeans for destinations in Sonora

European tourists are showing a growing interest in visiting the Mexican state of Sonora, according to Julio César Rascón Torres, the president of the Sonoran Association of Tour Operators. The association’s participation in the International Tourism Fair held in Madrid, Spain in January led to agreements with tour operators from Europe that are now bearing fruit. Some visitors have already arrived from Estonia and Spain, with more expected to arrive for Easter and before the start of summer.… Read More

21 million tourists leave a spill of 45 billion pesos in Guanajuato

According to recent data from the Guanajuato Tourism Observatory, more than 21 million visitors arrived in Guanajuato in 2022, generating an economic income of over 45 billion pesos. This represents an increase in both the number of visitors and economic impact compared to the previous year. The data shows that 2,947,494 occupied rooms were registered in 2022, a 27% increase from 2021, with an average stay of 1.2 nights per tourist, a 9% increase from the previous year. The occupancy rate was 32%.… Read More

Away from the hustle and bustle of Carnival, how about a trip to Durango?

The Director of Tourism for the city of Durango, Elvira Silerio Díaz, has visited Mazatlán to promote Durango’s attractions and encourage people to take a trip to the Old West Walk, Zoo and numerous museums the area has to offer, especially during the busy Carnival period. Díaz mentioned that Durango is just two and a half hours away on the Mazatlán-Durango highway, which is safe and secure to travel. She suggested that people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Carnival should consider Durango as an alternative destination to Mazatlán.… Read More

Hidalgo is in carnival with typical costumes and characters

The Hidalgo Secretary of Tourism in Mexico has announced that Pachuca will host the “Hidalgo is in Carnival” parade, one of the country’s most joyous traditions. The parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18th, and is expected to draw more than 30,000 tourists from across the country. The carnival features the participation of more than 52 “comparsas” and 50 municipalities from across the state, who spend a year preparing for the festivities to keep the traditions alive. Visitors will enjoy the most representative gastronomy and crafts from the different regions participating in this event.… Read More

Highlights Indoor Cycling tourist strengthening of Tlaxcala capital

Spanish trainer and certifier of Indoor Cycling, Carlos Gil, has praised the municipal president of Tlaxcala, Jorge Corichi, for his work in the field of tourism. During a meeting, Mayor Corichi highlighted the importance of visiting Tlaxcala Capital, particularly for sports figures. Gil, the creator of BikeLive, a Spanish company promoting sports, health and physical conditioning in more than 11 countries, including Mexico, commended the work of the Municipal Government in promoting tourism in Tlaxcala.… Read More

No more private beaches! Government will convert natural areas into protected and public parks

The Mexican government plans to convert more than 16,000 hectares of national reserves from the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) into public and protected natural parks. The move will provide citizens access to spaces “protected from profit” and help prevent the privatization of recreational spaces, according to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Fonatur land will become natural reserves in protected natural parks, said Obrador, with the primary purpose of protecting flora, fauna, and endangered species while enabling the population to enjoy the spaces.… Read More

Culture and tourism are promoted with the “Ruta del Bacanora”

The “Bacanora Route” is a tourism initiative that aims to promote the traditional Sonoran drink, bacanora, and the region’s culture, as well as to support its producers. The route involves visiting 12 municipalities to learn about the production process of the drink, among other recreational activities, with nine different products on offer. In all tours, the visit includes the factory and the plantation, where tourists can learn about the history and production process of the drink. The economic benefits of the route, generating income from meals, handicrafts, and regional products, stay in the visited municipalities, generating an economic spill of 5,000 to 15,000 pesos per tour. The tours are managed under a small group scheme to provide appropriate care to the visitors.… Read More

Carnival tourism arrives in Mazatlan

National tourists are arriving in Mazatlan to enjoy Carnival 2023, just two days after the event has started. At least 20 buses are already parked in the lot located in front of the Mazatlán Aquarium, bringing visitors from different Mexican states who will be there for the whole week. Among them is Angélica Domínguez, who comes with her family from the State of Mexico to enjoy the beaches and the events of Carnival. The activities of the event will be from February 16 to 20, and include the coronation of the King of Joy, the Queen of the Floral Games, the Queen of Carnival, the Naval Combat and the parade.… Read More

“Aquilesva” by chef Aquiles and other productions, the new bet of Tourism in Hidalgo

The Hidalgo Secretary of Tourism in Mexico is using the audiovisual market to promote the natural beauties of the region, including a series of 36 episodes called “Aquilesva”, with Chef Aquiles, focused on local gastronomy. The region is also launching a WhatsApp centre which allows tourists to access information on the local area, including places to stay and eat, and activities available. The centre can be accessed through a QR code or a number, which will provide automatic information to help guide visitors. Hidalgo is the first region to offer this service and plans to work with other nearby states to showcase what the region has to offer.… Read More

Due to Mazatlan Carnival, hotel reservations are sold out

The Mazatlan International Carnival 2023 is just one day away, and the mayor of Mazatlan, Edgar Augusto Gonzalez Zatarain, has revealed that hotels in the area are at 100% occupancy. This comes as tourists flock to the city for the six-day carnival. However, there are alternative options for accommodation, including apartment and condo rentals. The carnival is expected to be an austere event, but this will not detract from the quality of the international event.… Read More

Project for a new artificial reef in the waters of San Carlos

The sinking of the ship ‘Suchiate’ in San Carlos Bay, Sonora, will create a new artificial reef, boosting tourism in the area. The project is being organised by a committee convened by the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Sonora and the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico. The ship will be donated by the Navy and, as with the sinking of the Ex Santos in March 2022, aims to attract diving tourism to the state of Sonora.… Read More

Mexico increases 14% foreign currency income from international visitors

Foreign exchange income from international visitors in Mexico in 2022 was $28.016 billion, a 14% increase from 2019, according to Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco. During the year, 38.3 million international tourists visited Mexico, 85.1% of the number seen in 2019. Income from international tourists between January and December 2022 was $26.347 billion, up 17.9% from the same period in 2019. During the year, 21.3 million tourists arrived by air, an 8.6% increase from the 19.6 million captured in 2019.… Read More

National Tourism Registry gives confidence to visitors

The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, Mexico, is campaigning to encourage tourist service providers to register with the National Tourism Registry. The registry is free and mandatory, and providers need to register to be verified by the Ministry of Tourism. The registration process applies to all those involved in tourist activity, including restaurants, hotels, agencies, and other providers.… Read More

Total recovery of tourism is foreseen in Guanajuato this 2023

The head of the Secretary of Tourism of Guanajuato, Juan José Álvarez Brunel, reported that the full recovery of the state’s tourism industry would be in 2023. Last year, only two indicators showed improvement and returned to their pre-pandemic level. These indicators were the arrival of international tourists, which increased between 6% and 10%, and private investment in tourism, which reached 1,900 million pesos, 200 million more than in 2019.… Read More

Do you know the Historic Center of Chetumal, the first Magical Neighborhood of Mexico?

Chetumal, the capital city of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, has been designated as the country’s first “Magical Neighborhood.” The title was granted by the Federal Government of Mexico as part of its program to promote and preserve the culture and heritage of Mexican cities. The concept of “Magical Neighborhoods” is intended for those places that are unique in terms of their history, culture, gastronomy, and services, as well as their ability to reflect the essence and spirit of a city.… Read More

Improvement program begins in archaeological zones of Quintana Roo

Governor Mara Lezama of Quintana Roo met with Diego Prieto Hernández, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), to discuss the progress of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza). This program has a budget of one billion pesos for the restoration and preservation of 10 of the 13 Archaeological Zones in Quintana Roo. The goal of this program is to boost tourism in the area and improve the well-being of the rural communities in the south. … Read More

Los Cabos, second favorite American destination for Valentine’s Day

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur – A recent survey by Allianz Travel has revealed that the beaches of Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta are the top three international destinations for American tourists. The study, titled “Top destinations for Valentine’s Day,” analyzed over 700,000 flight itineraries of American travelers between February 2 and 13. According to the survey results, 29% of all travelers on these dates favored international travel, and Mexico emerged as the most popular country, with the top three destinations belonging to it.… Read More

Tourist Tianguis of Mexico City 2023 Presented

Mexico City is preparing for the 47th edition of the Tianguis Turístico, a major tourist flea market that is set to take place from March 26 to 29. This is the first time that Mexico City will host the event and it is expected to be a significant event for the city, which has been projected as the world’s capital of tourism. The inauguration of the event will take place on the 26th of March, in the afternoon, at the City Banamex convention center, with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in attendance.… Read More

Partying at the Salsódromo! There are already dates to enjoy SalsaFest 2023

SalsaFest 2023 is just around the corner and it promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the best salsa music. The organizers have already confirmed the dates and it will take place on the first weekend of June, starting on Thursday, June 1st and ending on Saturday, June 3rd. The venue for the event will be the Salsodromo de Veracruz located on Vicente Fox boulevard in Boca del Río, Veracruz.… Read More

Increased tourism in San Luis Potosí during 2022

San Luis Potosí, Mexico, saw a major increase in its tourism numbers in 2022, according to Mayor Enrique Galindo Ceballos. He reported that due to the strong promotion in the international arena, combined with cultural and sporting events and conventions held in the capital, the number of tourists increased by an unprecedented 29.1 percent. This impressive increase resulted in an economic benefit of 33 percentage points, and a 19.81 percent increase in passenger traffic by air.… Read More

Tourism in Guerrero generates more than 690 million pesos

The first long weekend of 2023 was a huge success for tourism in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. To celebrate the 106th Anniversary of the Mexican Political Constitution, which took place from February 4th to February 6th, many tourists flocked to the tourist destinations in Guerrero to enjoy the attractions and products the state had to offer. The state of Guerrero has had a fantastic start to the year in terms of tourism, which is largely due to the coordinated efforts of the government and the tourism sector.… Read More

Tourism in CDMX rebounded after the pandemic

The Ministry of Tourism in Mexico City (Sectur) recently released a statistical report, showing that the expenditure made by tourists who stayed in hotels in Mexico City from January to October of last year experienced a 93.7% recovery. This is a contrast to the levels in 2019, which exceeded the projections of reducing the increase in inflation. According to the report, the reason for this increase in spending is because the tourists who come to Mexico City are staying longer than usual. … Read More

Strategies and projects to encourage tourism in Zacatecas: Secturz

The Secturz has signed several agreements aimed at increasing the flow of tourists in the Capital of Zacatecas and its designated tourist destinations. The project, which is a collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism (Secturz) and the local municipalities, aims to create new tourist routes, improve infrastructure, and promote festivals and fairs. The goal is to promote the state’s many festivals and events at a state, regional, and national level, thus expanding the range of tourist attractions.… Read More

Chignahuapan is the second most visited magical town in Puebla for these reasons

The Ministry of Tourism in Puebla has recently released a report on the most visited Magic Towns in the state, and Chignahuapan has come in second place. The figures showed that during 2022, a total of 506,722 visitors, both national and foreign, visited this Magic Town to experience its festivities and natural wonders. The report also indicated that there was an economic income of over 385 million pesos, with a range of hotels that can accommodate more than 6,000 people per night.… Read More

La Petatera de Villa de Álvarez is ready!

La Petatera Bullring in Villa de Álvarez, Colima, is finally ready after six months of construction. This unique bullring is built with sticks, rope, and petates and is considered an artistic monument of the nation and part of Mexico’s intangible cultural heritage. The bullring is now ready to host its 166th Charrotaurine Celebrations.… Read More

The IMSS-Oaxtepec vacation center remains in the taste of the people

The IMSS Vacation Center in Oaxtepec, Morelos is a great place to spend your vacation. It offers a wide range of activities and amenities that cater to people of all ages. This vacation center is located in the heart of Oaxtepec, Morelos and it is surrounded by lush green forests and beautiful mountains. The IMSS Vacation Center in Oaxtepec, Morelos has something for everyone.… Read More

CDMX, tourism and nearshoring

Mexico City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene, it’s no wonder that millions of people flock to the city every year. However, there’s another side to Mexico City that many tourists are missing out on, and it has to do with the city’s growing nearshoring industry.… Read More

Tourism GDP in Mexico rises 12.2% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022

Mexico is a popular tourist destination and its tourism industry has been growing steadily. In the third quarter of 2022, Mexico’s tourism industry saw a 12.2% increase on an annual basis, according to a recent report. This is great news for Mexico’s economy, as the tourism sector is a significant contributor to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).… Read More

Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez is elected tourist ambassador of Jalisco for the second consecutive year

Sergio “Checo” Perez, the famous Mexican racing driver, has been named the new tourist ambassador for Jalisco. This isn’t the first time Checo has been given this honor. Back in 2017, he was also named a tourism ambassador for the state, and now he’s back to help promote the beauty of Jalisco to the world. Jalisco is known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and delicious cuisine.… Read More

It is estimated spill of 154 million pesos from February 3 to 5 in main destinations in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a popular tourist destination in Mexico, known for its rich culture, history, and beautiful landscapes. During the upcoming long weekend from February 3 to 5, the state is expected to see a boost in its economy with a projected spillover of 154 million Mexican pesos. This is a significant amount of money that will flow into the local economy, providing a boost for businesses and the community as a whole.… Read More

5 types of tourism that will be a trend in Mexico in 2023

he tourism industry is constantly changing and evolving, and it’s always interesting to see what’s going to be the next big thing. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at five types of tourism that are expected to be trending in 2023. Whether it’s sustainable tourism, wellness tourism, food tourism, adventure tourism, or cultural tourism, there’s something for everyone in the world of travel.… Read More

Joint work is agreed for the Tlaxcala 2023 Beach Volleyball World Championship

The world of beach volleyball is getting ready for a big event, as Tlaxcala, Mexico, has been selected to host the World Beach Volleyball Championship in 2023. This exciting news has brought together several organizations, who have agreed to work together to ensure that the championship is a huge success. The local government, sports organizations, and businesses have come together to make sure that Tlaxcala will be ready to welcome the world’s best beach volleyball players.… Read More

Quintana Roo receives an award for being the favorite destination in the world for cruise travel

Quintana Roo, a beautiful state located in Mexico, has recently received an award for being the favorite destination for cruise travel in the world. This recognition is a huge accomplishment for the state, which has been making great efforts in recent years to position itself as a top tourist destination.

The award ceremony took place in the city of Miami, Florida, where the Minister of Tourism of Quintana Roo, Marisol Vanegas Pérez, was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of the state. The ceremony was attended by important representatives from the cruise industry, who praised the work of Quintana Roo in promoting sustainable tourism and preserving its natural beauty.

Quintana Roo is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Cancun and Playa del Carmen, making it an ideal destination for tourists who want to enjoy the sun and sand. In addition, the state has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous ancient Mayan ruins and a vibrant local culture that visitors can experience through festivals and other cultural events. The award for being the favorite cruise destination in the world is a great achievement for Quintana Roo, as it demonstrates the success of its efforts to provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience. Whether it’s exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, or simply relaxing on the beach, there is something for everyone in this beautiful state. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation, be sure to consider Quintana Roo as your next destination.… Read More

86 thousand cruise passengers enjoyed the attractions of Mazatlan during January

During January, 86,000 cruise passengers enjoyed the attractions of Mazatlan, Sinaloa. The city saw a growth in tourism, as more and more people are choosing Mazatlan as their vacation destination. The port received 14 cruises during the month, with the majority of visitors being from the United States and Canada. Mazatlan is known for its beautiful beaches and rich history, and the city has been working hard to make itself an even more appealing destination for tourists. This is reflected in the increased number of cruise passengers visiting the city in recent years. The city has been investing in its infrastructure, improving its amenities, and promoting itself more effectively.… Read More

Religious celebrations return to the former convent of San Mateo, in Morelos

The celebrations of religious events have returned to the former San Mateo Convent in Cuautla, Morelos in Mexico. This beautiful architectural gem, which has been in existence for over 400 years, had been closed for several years due to various issues. The local government has finally taken the necessary steps to reopen it to the public, and it is now once again the site of many religious celebrations.… Read More