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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

Discover Puerto Vallarta: A Paradise Awaiting Your Arrival

Puerto Vallarta, nestled in the state of Jalisco, stands as a beacon of tropical bliss, captivating the hearts of over six million travelers in 2023 alone, as reported by the Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco (Secturjal). This surge in visitors is a testament to the allure of its pristine beaches, vibrant festivities, and exquisite cuisine, making it a must-visit destination.… Read More

Jalisco Promotes Tourism in Colombia

Jalisco, Mexico’s vibrant state known for its cultural richness and stunning landscapes, made a significant push to attract more Colombian tourists during the 43rd edition of the Anato 2024 Tourist Showcase held from February 28 to March 1 in Bogotá. With its flagship destinations, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco sought to captivate the hearts of Colombian travelers, drawing attention to the diverse offerings of the region.… Read More

Jalisco Emerges as Mexico’s Tourism Leader with Record Growth

The state of Jalisco, Mexico, emerges as a frontrunner in the country’s tourism sector, boasting significant achievements in tourist influx, economic benefits, and hotel occupancy, thanks to successful strategies implemented by the Government of Jalisco through its Ministry of Tourism, Secturjal. The latest statistics reveal that by the end of October, Jalisco welcomed a staggering 28 million 373 thousand visitors, showcasing a notable 12% increase compared to the same period in the previous year when the figure was 25 million 222 thousand tourists.… 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

Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta consolidate the tourism sector of Jalisco

Jalisco’s thriving tourism sector is being firmly anchored by its two prime destinations: Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. These picturesque locales have solidified their positions through effective promotional strategies and the introduction of new attractions. As a result, an impressive economic surge of up to 45% compared to the previous year is anticipated, with an 8% growth when juxtaposed with the pre-pandemic era of 2019.… Read More

Jalisco is the third largest recipient of international tourism in Mexico

The first half of 2023 has showcased Jalisco’s rising stature in the realm of international tourism, as it welcomed a staggering 1.7 million foreign visitors. This impressive figure not only represents a remarkable 16.5% growth compared to 2022 but also an impressive 17% surge compared to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. Amongst Mexico’s various states, Jalisco now stands proudly as the third most sought-after destination by global tourists, surpassed only by the bustling Quintana Roo and the vibrant Mexico City.… Read More

Jalisco attracts a wave of tourists during the 1st semester of 2023

Jalisco, a picturesque state in Mexico, has witnessed a tourism surge in the initial six months of this year, fueled by thriving arrivals in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, leading to an economic windfall in the region. Notably, Puerto Vallarta, acclaimed for its sun-soaked beaches, has taken center stage, boasting a staggering 46.49 percent increase in tourists compared to 2019 and a notable 7.94 percent surge from the preceding year, solidifying its status as the premier beach retreat.… Read More

Puerto Vallarta captures 55% of the economic benefit from tourism in Jalisco, in the first semester

In the first semester of this year, Jalisco’s tourism sector experienced remarkable growth with close to 17 million visitors exploring its main destinations, which include Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Costalegre, Chapala, and San Juan de los Lagos. This influx of tourists contributed to a substantial economic benefit of 40 billion pesos. Among these destinations, Puerto Vallarta stood out as the top performer, capturing a significant 55% of the total economic gain.… Read More

Costalegre, a destination in Jalisco full of paradisiacal beaches

Costalegre, a stunning destination located in the state of Jalisco, is a beach lover’s paradise. With the summer heat in full swing, there’s no better time to explore the sun, sand, and sea that this region has to offer. Among the many breathtaking locations in Jalisco, you’ll find Caletas in Puerto Vallarta and the famous Marietas Islands, each resembling something out of a fairytale.… Read More

65th delivery of the Ariel Award will promote tourism in Guadalajara

The highly anticipated 65th Ariel Award Ceremony is set to take place at the iconic Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara on September 9, 2023. In a groundbreaking move, the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences announced that the prestigious Ariel Award Ceremony will be held outside of Mexico City for the first time. This momentous decision fulfills a long-held aspiration of academy members to decentralize the event and recognize excellence in Mexican cinema beyond the capital. It is anticipated that future award ceremonies will be hosted in other cities across the country.… Read More

More than 220,000 tourists went to Tlaquepaque on vacation

During Holy Week and Easter, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, a popular tourist destination within the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, received over 220,000 visitors, including people from Guadalajara, other Mexicans and some foreigners. The municipality recorded a hotel occupancy rate of 90% and an economic spill of 154 million 350 thousand pesos, according to the Tlaquepaque municipal government.… 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