The destination maintained high demand for business inquiries.
The destination's representatives of the destination's tourism industry had a dynamic agenda of meetings with business partners at the national and international levels.
Influential spokespersons of the destination met with national and international media and highlighted the benefits and results of the city.
Puerto Vallarta conquered the 46th edition of the Tianguis Turístico that took place from May 22 to 25 in Acapulco, Guerrero, in which this important tourist destination had a high demand for appointments and exceeded 110 meetings with wholesale partners, airlines, receptive and specialized press at national and international level.
The Pacific side city was one of the biggest talking points of the Tianguis Turístico 2022; Standing out among the rest of the national and international tourism industry that gathered at this meeting and showed enthusiasm about visiting the Jalisco pavilion and learning more about the benefits of the green pearl of the Mexican Pacific.
During the 46th edition of the Tianguis Turístico, Puerto Vallarta held more than 110 meetings with suppliers, airlines, and wholesalers from Mexico, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Australia, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, among other countries, with whom important commercial agreements were reached that, without a doubt, will benefit the arrival of visitors from national and international markets.
Similarly, Luis Villaseñor, General Director of the Public Trust for the Promotion and Tourist Advertising of Puerto Vallarta, and Magaly Fregoso, General Director of the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center, among other important spokespersons of the city, conducted interviews and meetings with media communication specialized in the tourism industry and businesses to achieve content synergy and express to audiences the new tourism trends in the destination, the results during past vacation seasons, outstanding events on the 2022 agenda, among other topics.
In each of the scheduled meetings, the historical figures that Puerto Vallarta has achieved were highlighted, in which, just last April, the destination registered a hotel occupancy of 80.18%, which represents an increase of 44% compared to the year past when 55.84% was presented and an increase of 10% compared to 2019, prior to the pandemic when there was an occupation of 73.19%.
The historic results in terms of air connectivity in the arrival of visitors from national and international markets, the dynamic reactivation of cruise ships, the new alliances with Airbnb that generate more than 4 million pesos per month, and notable nominations for important awards were also highlighted. The many shows, new and old, keep Puerto Vallarta as the mecca of entertainment, as well as other positive aspects that keep the destination at the top of the ranking of the preferred places to visit.
Another novelty that most interested the attendees were the new air routes to Puerto Vallarta. The 4 weekly flights from Aeroméxico stand out, from the Felipe Ángeles International Airport and three other flights will be added as of August 15, to have 7 in total. Likewise, Volaris will have a daily flight from the same air terminal starting on September 15.
Similarly, Volaris and Viva Aerobús will have a daily arrival from the Toluca International Airport; the first will be from July 1 and the second on September 9. On the other hand, Flair Airlines will have two weekly frequencies on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the city of Edmonton as of November 2 and one frequency on Saturdays from Vancouver as of the 5th of the same month, while the Sunwing airline will join in the summer from Toronto, among others.
Likewise, Puerto Vallarta was part of the awards ceremony during the 2022 edition of the Tianguis Turístico, in which Expedia Group awarded an award to Jalisco for being the second state with the highest generation of rooms for the platform, nationwide. According to company data, more than 850 thousand rooms were sold in the different cities where this important port is included, considered the main beach destination in Jalisco.
“This influential meeting of the tourism industry continues to open endless opportunities for Puerto Vallarta, given that remarkable negotiations were carried out that will benefit the destination, which will allow the excellent results that the city has registered to continue, which are truly historic, visualizing thus, a very positive recovery that will benefit the entire industry,” assured Luis Villaseñor, General Director of the Public Trust for the Promotion and Tourist Advertising of Puerto Vallarta.
During this edition of the Tianguis Turístico, Puerto Vallarta together with the Riviera Nayarit once again endorsed their commitment to generating joint strategies that benefit the region, for which they signed a letter of intent with TUI Group that will generate investment for a marketing campaign throughout 2022, with the aim of maintaining planned seating capacity and continuing to establish the region as a leading holiday destination in the UK and Dutch market.
Without a doubt, the green pearl of the Mexican Pacific made headlines at the 46th edition of the Tourist Tianguis and achieved important commercial agreements that, together with all the promotional actions that the destination carries out month after month through the Tourism Promotion Trust of Puerto Vallarta, will continue to push and benefit tourism in the city.