MÉXICO » November-2023

Mexico Launches Permanent Tourism Observatory to Boost International Image

In a joint initiative, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) unveiled the Permanent Tourism Observatory on November 28. The aim is to enhance Mexico’s global image, innovate promotional efforts, and diversify marketing strategies for its tourism products and services. Miguel Torruco, Sectur’s head, and Joel Hernández García, SRE’s undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, emphasized that this observatory represents the evolution of the Tourism Diplomacy Council (CDT) based on lessons learned during the pandemic and the subsequent revival of the country’s tourism sector.… Read More

Veracruz Mountains: Anticipating 35,000 Christmas Visitors

Anticipating a surge in tourism, the regions of Altas Montañas and Xalapa in Veracruz are gearing up to welcome over 35 thousand visitors during the festive Christmas season. Popular destinations such as Perote, Las Vigas, Xalapa, Córdoba, Orizaba, and Coscomatepec are anticipating increased footfall as visitors flock to admire winter landscapes, purchase pine trees, and indulge in seasonal shopping.… Read More

Tamaulipas Tourism Bolsters Alliances at National Conference

The Secretary of Tourism in Tamaulipas, Benjamín Hernández Rodríguez, played a pivotal role in the inaugural session of the “National Conference of Tourism Secretaries and Tourism Officials 2023,” led by Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués. Emphasizing collaborative efforts between different government levels, the conference aimed to boost tourism diversification nationwide, ensuring benefits extend to communities across the country.… Read More

Canadian Ambassador Enhances Ties with Mazatlán Community

In a bid to foster stronger bonds and ensure the well-being of Canadians residing in Mazatlán, Mayor Édgar González Zataráin engaged in a fruitful meeting with the Canadian community. The gathering, attended by Graeme C. Clark, the Canadian Ambassador in Mexico, along with Catherine Genouis, Consul of Canada in Mexico, and Estrella Palacios, Sinaloa’s Secretary of Tourism, aimed to prioritize the safety and comfort of the Canadian residents.… Read More

Empowering Women and Condemning Violence Takes Center Stage at Mérida Business Summit

The Mérida International Congress Center bore witness to a powerful call for the eradication of violence against women during the second day of the inaugural Business Summit of Leaders of Commerce, Services, and Tourism. The event commenced with a robust manifesto presented by Elizabeth Vargas Martín del Campo, Vice President of Business Women of Concanaco Servitur. Focused on the elimination of violence against women, the summit also featured a unique auction of the boxing glove worn by undefeated world champion Ricardo “Finito” López and the compelling life story of Spanish-African businesswoman Bisila Bokoko.… Read More

Art, culture and gastronomy of Durango is exhibited

Durango showcased its vibrant art, culture, and gastronomy at Expoarte 2023, according to Elisa Haro Ruíz, the head of the Ministry of Tourism. The event, held in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, featured Durango as the special guest, emphasizing its diverse cultural and commercial offerings. The expo, organized by the Fundación Mascareñas, A.C, and Friends of Fundación Mascareñas, A.C., not only provided a platform for Durango to exhibit its uniqueness but also fostered stronger ties with other states.… Read More

Record-Breaking Cruise Tourism Boosts Puerto Vallarta’s Economy

In a tourism surge, Puerto Vallarta has welcomed over 456,000 tourists in the first ten months of 2023, courtesy of 142 international cruise ships. This figure marks a remarkable 50% increase compared to the same period in 2022, when 305,106 visitors arrived via cruise ships, according to data from the Administration of the National Port System of Puerto Vallarta (Asipona).… Read More

Sonora Shines as a Hub for Sports, Tourism, and Cultural Extravaganzas

In the realm of national and international events, Sonora has emerged as a prime destination, earning accolades from Governor Alfonso Durazo. The state has become a recurrent host for events spanning sports, tourism, culture, and livestock, creating a significant economic impact in the regions where they unfold. Governor Durazo expressed these sentiments during the Saddlery Fair and the U-18 Softball World Cup celebrations.… Read More

National Magical Towns Fair Kicks Off in Pachuca

he fifth edition of the National Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Mexican government and the government of Hidalgo, was inaugurated at the Gota de Plata Auditorium. The event saw the participation of 1,800 guests and representatives from 177 magical towns across the country. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Wednesday at 11:00 am at the fairgrounds.… Read More

Innovation Drives Record-breaking Success in Mexico’s Tourism Sector

In a groundbreaking address at the National Tourism Congress 2023, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, emphasized the pivotal role of innovation in propelling the country’s tourism sector to unprecedented heights. Under the current administration, Mexico has witnessed historic achievements in foreign currency earnings, per capita spending, and Foreign Direct Investment in Tourism, establishing itself as a global tourism powerhouse.… Read More

Long Weekend Anticipated to Generate Over 33 Billion Pesos in Mexican Tourism Revenue

In an official statement, Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Secretary of Tourism for the Government of Mexico, has forecasted a significant economic impact during the upcoming long weekend from November 17 to 20, 2023. The celebration of the Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution is expected to contribute 33,628 million pesos to the country’s tourism sector.… Read More

Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos: Hidalgo Hosts 5th Edition

Hidalgo is poised to become a bustling hub of tourism, culture, art, and gastronomy as it welcomes 171 municipalities to the 5th edition of the Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos. Scheduled from November 22 to 25, this grand event will unfold at the Pachuca fairgrounds, celebrating the natural and heritage beauty of these localities. The occasion also underscores the significant role played by the Federal Tourism Secretariat and Hidalgo Tourism Secretariat in shaping the tourist identity of Mexico on both national and international fronts.… Read More

Mexico’s Tourism Sector Anticipates a Booming Long Weekend

In an optimistic outlook for the Mexican tourism sector, Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués has revealed that the upcoming long weekend, spanning from November 17 to 20, 2023, is expected to generate a substantial economic impact of 33.6 billion pesos. This surge in economic activity is attributed to the increased consumption of tourist services across the country’s destinations during the third extended weekend of the year.… Read More

Tourism Leaders Urge Demilitarization and Policy Shifts at National Tourism Congress

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Tourism Congress (CNET) has called for a reevaluation of Mexico’s tourism strategy. The congress, the first in-person edition since the pandemic, highlighted the need for dialogue with the government and a revamp of the tourism promotion approach. Key demands include the “demilitarization” of the tourism sector and the relaunch of the Visit Mexico platform.… Read More

Mazatlán Port Thrives as Premier Cruise Destination, Welcoming Over 405,000 Passengers

Mazatlán continues to bask in the glory of hosting a thriving tourist cruise industry, with the recent arrival of two cruise ships marking the success of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Convention held from November 7 to 10. The Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, celebrated the remarkable figures, revealing that this year witnessed the arrival of 110 cruise ships, carrying a total of more than 405,000 passengers, translating into a substantial economic windfall of 28.5 million dollars.… Read More

Veracruz Aquarium Celebrates Record-Breaking Year with Nearly a Million Visitors

In an announcement by the State Attorney for the Environment, Sergio Rodríguez Cortés, it was revealed that the Aquarium of the Port of Veracruz welcomed an impressive 954,173 visitors in the period from November 2022 to November 2023. Cortés expressed optimism that the year-end figures might even breach the one-million mark, indicating a thriving interest in the facility.… Read More

AMLO’s Criticism Casts Shadow on Guanajuato Tourism

In an ongoing series of critical remarks by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Guanajuato’s tourism industry finds itself grappling with the repercussions. The relentless critiques during the morning conferences are now influencing prospective visitors’ perceptions of safety on the journey and at the destinations, affecting cities like León, according to Eduardo Bujaidar, President of the Association of Hotels and Motels of León.… Read More

Durango Prepares for Spectacular 2024 Solar Eclipse, Anticipates Up to 100,000 Visitors

In an astronomical event set to captivate the skies on April 8, 2024, Mexico and the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse, revealing the sun’s mesmerizing corona only when fully obscured by the moon. The phenomenon will unfold over two and a half hours, with a brief four-minute totality experienced by those near the center of the eclipse’s path.… Read More

Vacation Rental Experts Convene in Cancun for International Forum

Cancun played host to the fifth edition of the International Business Forum of the Vacation Rental Industry, drawing representatives from 10 countries eager to delve into the latest trends and challenges of the vacation rental sector. Manuel Lozano, the General Director of the Expo Vacation Rental event, emphasized the significance of this gathering, stating that it serves as a platform for professionals across Mexico and Latin America to exchange experiences and insights.… Read More

San Luis Potosí Showcases Cultural and Surrealist Riches at Punto México Exhibition

The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, recently inaugurated the exhibition “Lives! San Luis Potosí, Cultural and Surrealist” at the Punto México space of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), in collaboration with the Tourism Innovation and Policy Unit. The exhibition, open throughout November, aims to showcase the diverse tourist, artisanal, and surreal wealth of the region.… Read More

Tamaulipas Secures Seven National Congresses in 2024

The Ministry of Tourism in Tamaulipas has successfully secured seven congresses and conventions scheduled for the year 2024, with Tampico as the chosen destination for these events. These gatherings, spanning both the public and private sectors, promise to have a significant economic impact, notably the highly anticipated Mexican Petroleum Congress and other related activities, according to local authorities.… Read More

Government of Sonora Promotes Tourism in Binational 4FrontED Mega Region

The Government of Sonora, Mexico, has actively participated in the Binational 4FrontED Mega Region event held in Yuma, Arizona. This initiative represents a collaborative effort by local leaders from the southwest of the United States and the border communities of northwest Mexico, focusing on economic development, infrastructure, tourism, and education. The driving forces behind 4FrontED are innovation, collaboration, education, industry, and ethical values.… Read More

Day of the Dead in Mexico Attracts Tourists for Unique Experience

Mexico City (CDMX), known for its vibrant culture and rich traditions, welcomed thousands of tourists who flocked to the historic center to immerse themselves in the unique celebrations of the Day of the Dead. This colorful and deeply rooted Mexican holiday celebrates the memory of loved ones who have passed away, and it offers an entirely different perspective for international visitors.… Read More

Governor of Hidalgo Joins Xantolo 2023 Festival Celebrations

As part of the vibrant Xantolo 2023 festivities, Governor of Hidalgo, Julio Menchaca Salazar, took a tour of the ceremonial center set up at the heart of Huejutla de Reyes’ main square. Accompanied by the municipal president, Daniel Andrade Zurutuza, and key members of his administration, the state leader celebrated the efforts of hundreds of dedicated individuals who had invested months of hard work into creating this spectacular cultural stage. The event featured captivating artistic performances by groups representing the region.… Read More