MÉXICO » October-2023

Cancún to Host 5th Vacation Rental Expo, Bringing Together Industry Leaders

Cancún is set to host the 5th annual Vacation Rental Expo 2023, the premier international business forum for the vacation rental industry in Mexico and Latin America. The event is scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Cancún Center, marking the fifth time this key industry gathering will take place in the city. The vacation rental sector boasts a significant presence in the region, with nearly 58,000 rooms available, although official figures from the State Tourism Secretariat (Sedetur) account for around 41,000 rooms that attract and serve tourists from around the world.… Read More

Mexican ‘Magical Towns’ Transformed with Vibrant Colors

In a celebration of art and culture, the “Magical Routes of Color” program has recently brought a burst of creativity to several “Magical Towns” and a neighborhood in Mexico. From October 23 to 26, the picturesque towns of Metztitlán, Acaxochitlán, and Tecozautla, along with the charming neighborhood of El Arbolito, underwent a transformative makeover, with vibrant brushstrokes adorning their streets and facades.… Read More

Cruise Terminal Inspection Ahead of FCCA Convention

Government officials and tour operators joined forces to inspect the Mazatlán tourist dock, focusing on identifying the training needs for those in the first-contact tourism sector, catering to cruise passengers disembarking at the port. This effort is part of the preparations for the upcoming Convention of the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), scheduled for November 7 to 10 in Mazatlán.… Read More

Mazatlán Gears Up for FCCA 2023 Cruise Convention

As Mazatlán prepares to host the highly anticipated Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Convention in November, key government agencies are leaving no stone unturned to ensure a seamless experience for cruise industry leaders and visitors. The Municipal Government of Mazatlán, in collaboration with the Secretariat of Economic Development, Tourism, and Fisheries (Sectur) and the Sinaloa Secretary of Tourism, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, recently conducted an extensive inspection of the Port Cruise Terminal and surrounding areas to finalize preparations.… Read More

Explore Ceboruco: A Fascinating Active Volcano in Nayarit

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque municipality of Jala, the Ceboruco volcano stands tall, inviting adventurers and nature enthusiasts to experience its captivating allure. The area has become a magnet for tourists, drawing them in with its rugged terrain, stunning landscapes, and the ever-enticing fumaroles that continually offer surprising displays of warmth.… Read More

Cancun’s Culinary Scene Aims to Attract Foodies

Cancun’s thriving restaurant industry is setting its sights on food enthusiasts, aiming to captivate tourists who value elite dining experiences, with an average daily expenditure of around $1,200 per person in hotels and restaurants. This endeavor seeks to cater to those seeking more exclusive and gastronomically rich adventures within this vibrant Mexican city.… Read More

Hidalgo Shines in France with Gastronomic Showcase

In a remarkable initiative to boost tourism and put Hidalgo on the international map, Elizabeth Quintanar Gómez, the head of Hidalgo’s Ministry of Tourism, recently concluded a successful 9-day tour of France. The primary aim of this visit was to lay the groundwork for the much-anticipated “Hidalgo Week in France” set for the following year. What made this tour stand out was its special focus on the rich gastronomic heritage of Hidalgo.… Read More

Tamaulipas Pioneers Social Tourism for Inclusivity and Well-being

Tamaulipas, the Mexican state known for its vibrant culture and natural beauty, is making waves in the world of tourism with a groundbreaking approach to social inclusion. Spearheaded by Governor Américo Villarreal Anaya and Tourism Minister Benjamín Hernández Rodríguez, the state is revolutionizing tourism by ensuring that everyone, particularly the most vulnerable, has access to its abundant treasures.… Read More

ATMEX adventure tourism opens in Huatulco

ATMEX, the grand adventure tourism extravaganza, has officially kicked off in Huatulco. The Governor of Oaxaca, Mr. Salomón Jara Cruz, together with Antonio del Rosal, the coordinator of ATMEX, and Jorge Vásquez Valdez, the general director of Tourism Product Innovation from the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico, joined hands with Saymi Pineda, the Secretary of Tourism of the State, and the municipal president of Bahías de Huatulco to inaugurate this monumental event – ATMEX Huatulco 2023. This is not just any ordinary gathering; it’s the most significant event of its kind in both Mexico and Latin America.… Read More

Second Edition of Hermosillo Hot Air Balloon Festival Promises Bigger and Brighter Experience

The picturesque sky of Hermosillo is set to burst into a riot of colors with the eagerly awaited second edition of the International Balloon Festival, scheduled to kick off this Friday, October 20. This family-friendly extravaganza is not just about mesmerizing visuals but is also expected to leave a significant economic footprint, estimated at around 12 million pesos, according to Mayor Antonio Astiazarán Gutiérrez.… Read More

Quintana Roo reinvents tourism by showcasing Mayan Culture

In a bid to move beyond its well-established reputation as a sun and beach destination, Quintana Roo, a sought-after Mexican state, is embracing its rich Mayan heritage to offer tourists a more immersive and culturally enriching experience. Despite hosting over 20 million visitors last year, Quintana Roo is now setting its sights on a new model of tourism, and the Secretary of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto, unveiled the details of this transformation at the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville.… Read More

Expo Outlet 2023 to Showcase Hidalgo as a Romantic Getaway

Hidalgo is set to become a hotspot for romance tourism through Expo Outlet de Eventos 2023. This event, scheduled from October 18 to 22 at the Tapai Salon in San Javier, aims to promote Hidalgo as the perfect destination for couples in love. The expo will feature promotions on products, tourist packages, and services, offering attendees a glimpse of the state’s natural, cultural, and gastronomic treasures, making it an attractive option for romantic getaways.… Read More

Nayarit: Emerging Tourist Hub Thrives on Sports and Nature

Nayarit, the picturesque Mexican state nestled along the Pacific coast, is rapidly gaining recognition as a top tourist destination, celebrated for its captivating blend of nature, culture, and gastronomy. Secretary of Tourism (Sectur), Miguel Torruco Marqués, recently unveiled an array of sporting and natural events that firmly position Nayarit as the preferred choice for travelers, both domestic and international.… Read More

XXI Meeting of Poets from the Latin World to Convene in Aguascalientes

In a bid to establish Aguascalientes as the American Capital of Culture, the Cultural Institute of Aguascalientes (ICA), in collaboration with the Center for Research and Literary Studies of Aguascalientes (CIELA) Fraguas, has revealed its plans to host the XXI Meeting of Poets of the Latin World. The event, aimed at promoting literary and cultural exchange, is set to run from October 18 to 21 of this year and will feature participants from various countries, including Chile, Italy, and Colombia.… Read More

Naolinco gears up for a Grand Day of the Dead Celebration

Naolinco, a charming Magical Town nestled in Veracruz, is eagerly preparing for a grand celebration during the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities. The town anticipates welcoming thousands of visitors who will revel in its cobblestone streets, savor its exquisite cuisine, peruse traditional shoe stores and leather product shops, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere.… Read More

Lerdo earns priority status for Tourism in Durango

Lerdo, a picturesque municipality in the Mexican state of Durango, has been granted the prestigious title of a “Priority Destination for Tourism” through the “Durango Destinations” program. This accolade, bestowed upon Lerdo, aims to underscore and showcase the region’s rich cultural, historical, and heritage assets. Moreover, it seeks to bolster the area’s economic development and solidify its standing as a magnet for tourists in the state.… Read More

International Tourism Meeting in Quintana Roo: Shaping the Future of Tourism

In the picturesque and world-renowned tourist haven of Quintana Roo, Mexico, a significant international tourism gathering is now underway, poised to become a standout event of the year. This assembly, uniting luminaries and experts in the global tourism sector, embarks on its mission to deliberate and scrutinize both current and future trends in this ever-expanding industry.… Read More

Tourism Flourishing in Mérida: Five Exciting Tourist Routes Approved

Tourism in Mérida is on the rise as five new tourist routes in the Tovar municipality have received official validation. The exciting announcement was made by Alí Ernesto Padrón, the Minister of Popular Power for Tourism, via various digital platforms. These newly approved routes, namely Cucuchica spa, Memorias de Tovar, Palo Cruz, La Museística, and Páramo de Mariño, promise to captivate the imaginations of both national and international travelers.… Read More

Tourism in Querétaro set to soar with 35% growth over pre-pandemic levels

Tourism in Querétaro is poised to end 2023 on a high note, with an anticipated 35% increase compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Manuel Aguado Romero, the director of Tourism Planning and Development. The sector is expected to generate an economic impact of up to 23 billion pesos by the year’s end, reflecting a significant boost from the 17 billion pesos recorded in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.… Read More

National Day of Magical Towns Celebrated in Huasca

In a vibrant celebration, the National Day of the Magical Towns took center stage in Huasca, Hidalgo, as the head of Tourism in Hidalgo, Liz Quintanar Gómez, pledged to establish a platform for the nine Magical Towns to share experiences and collaboratively find solutions to uplift their communities. The picturesque Basaltic Prisms provided the stunning backdrop for this event, which took place on Thursday, the 5th of this month.… Read More

High Tourist Cruise Season Sets Sail in Mazatlán

Mazatlán, a picturesque coastal city in Mexico, has officially kicked off its high tourist cruise season with the arrival of the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. Onboard this vessel, which journeyed from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, were 3,760 excited passengers. This announcement was made by the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Dominguez.… Read More

UNWTO Recognizes Mexico’s Tourism Growth and Global Repositioning

Mexico has once again demonstrated its prowess in the global tourism industry, securing recognition from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). On September 27, during World Tourism Day celebrated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili commended Mexico for its outstanding achievements in tourism. Mexico now stands as the sixth-largest recipient of Tourism Foreign Direct Investment (FIDI) projects and leads in international tourist arrivals within Latin America.… Read More

Mazatlán Shines at Houston Travel Fest

Mazatlán, the breathtaking coastal gem of Sinaloa, Mexico, is making waves at the Houston Travel Fest, a captivating event that seamlessly blends tourism, culture, and celebration. Held at the prestigious GRB Convention Center in Houston, Texas, this festival brings together travel enthusiasts, tour operators, and wholesalers from both sides of the border. From September 29 to October 1, Mazatlán’s tourism authorities and hoteliers are showcasing their enchanting destination, aiming to forge stronger connections with the international community.… Read More