Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Yesterday at Acapulco, Mexico, largest travel trade show of this country started off with complete fanfare. Organizers are expecting to new energy into the tourism industry through this travel show. Many travel representatives around the globe started pouring in Guerrero City for Tianguis Turístico; eight cruise ships were cancelled by Holland America Line on various security issues.
To quote Enrique de la Madrid, head of the Tourism Secretariat, ‘we want to highlight the relevance of Acapulco in Mexico; it was [this destination] that positioned the country in the international [tourism] market . . . this is a destination we will not abandon but will keep supporting.’
Promoting Mayan route and offering flights between Cancún, Quintana Roo, and Mérida, Yucatán; Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas; and Villahermosa, Tabasco are the main goals of this travel and trade show. In this year’s Tianguis, wholesalers and tour operators from 85 different countries will participate. Last year’s income from overseas tourists was record breaking and it accounted for $19.57 billion. Mexico ranked 17th in the world in 2015 as per the tourism secretary in spite of being voted as top 10 most popular destination in the world.