Mazatlán will host the largest cruise ship convention in the Americas
Published by Brenda Camacho on August 11, 2023
Mazatlán, a vibrant coastal city in Mexico’s Sinaloa region, is gearing up to welcome a prestigious event that underscores its rising stature on the global tourism map. The annual conference of the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) for the year 2023 is all set to unfold from November 7 to 10, and Mazatlán has been chosen as the gracious host.
The FCCA conference, renowned as the largest cruise convention in the Americas, is poised to attract over 400 high-profile delegates, including industry executives and representatives from shipping giants. Estrella Palacios Domínguez, Sinaloa’s Secretary of Tourism, emphasized that this occasion will present a prime opportunity to showcase Mazatlán’s unique offerings to the maritime world.
Domínguez pointed out that the participation of government officials is expected as well. Collaborative agreements will be a key focus, aiming to stimulate investments and amplify the economic windfall for Mazatlán, often referred to as the Pearl of the Pacific.
A total of 23 prominent cruise shipping companies are slated to take part, fostering a synergy that promises tremendous benefits for Mazatlán’s future. “The estimated economic impact of this event alone is projected to reach 25 million pesos,” Domínguez highlighted.
In anticipation of this remarkable event, Martín Ochoa López, representing Mazatlán’s Mayor Edgar González, assured that the city is fully primed to ensure the conference’s success. This achievement holds the potential to significantly boost the number of cruise ships docking at the port, thereby positively influencing the livelihoods of numerous Mazatlán residents who rely on the tourism sector.
Expressing deep gratitude to the FCCA for choosing Mazatlán as its annual convention host, Adán Cesarano, the FCCA President, acknowledged the warm reception by local authorities. Cesarano expressed his confidence that this year’s conference would culminate in welcoming more than 400,000 passengers to Mazatlán – tourists drawn by its rich heritage, captivating culture, and delectable cuisine.
The conference witnessed the presence of key figures like Rear Admiral Manuel Ancona Infanzón, as well as esteemed guests from the hospitality industry, tourism promotion sector, business chambers, and local and state administration.
As November approaches, all eyes are on Mazatlán, with the city primed to embrace this extraordinary opportunity to shine on the international cruise ship stage. The FCCA conference promises not only to invigorate the local economy but also to reinforce Mazatlán’s reputation as a must-visit global destination steeped in history and allure.
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