Relaunching Puerto Vallarta During Tourism Expo
Author: Ubardo AguilarSource: http://www.tribunadelabahia.com.mx
Governor of Jalisco, Emilio Gonzalez Marquez, announced plans to capitalize on the Tourist Expo which will be held from March 25-28 at the International Convention Center, to relaunch of Puerto Vallarta.
The relaunch of destination, he said, will happen with the opening of hotels, the restoration of the historical center, the renovation of the Malecon and the readdressing of old problems, especially in the field of mobility between States, which are now finding solutions through the collaborative effort surrounding the Expo.
At a press conference held in Mexico City details of the Tourism Expo, the first to be held outside of Acapulco, were discussed.
The mandate of the State is to have 500 000 buyers educated about the attractions available within the destination, not simply through brochures and pamphlets but by actually experiencing the attractions themselves.
"That is the great objective that we have which will make this a historic Expo," said the Governor of Jalisco.
The presence of more than 200 journalists invited by the states of Nayarit and Jalisco is also positive step being taken to help promote the experiences of those who attend the Tourism Expo.
It was emphasized that Tourism Expo is an opportunity for to Jalisco, as host, to promote Mexico in the best light possible.
The Ministry of Tourism, in particular Secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo is working in close collaboration with the Governor of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval, which shows that the two states can be together to create a successful event such as this.
“The Tourism Expo, which this year will be held in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, is a great promotion for Jalisco, it represents a unique opportunity to show the attractions of the state, I think” said the Governor during a news conference that authorities offered about the event.
For its part, the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism has created various strategies to abonene train providers of tourist services in the coastal region of Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta and in San Sebastian del Oeste.
The Center for Tourism and Culture, the Setujal, is holding training courses for providers of tourist services for the purpose of continuing best practices as well as strengthening the hospitality that will be offered to all participants and tourists will attend the next Tourism Expo.
Also 48 new food and beverage centers have received the Distinctive H, a health and safety certification, with the aim of reducing the transmission of disease through food consumption.
To boost the hospitality standards of San Sebastian del Oeste, a Magic Town of Jalisco with close proximity to Puerto Vallarta, three training courses are being held with the participation of 36 people who have close contact with tourists.
Furthermore, a there is a basic course for local tour guides who are interested in driving tourists or groups of up to 6 people, which will offer them proper accreditation to comply with relevant regulations.
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