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The Daily Briefing – February 21, 2023

By Tribune Travel

February 21, 2023

Puerto Vallarta News

El Bajio tourism to Vallarta expected to climb by 20% this year

Alonso Yerena, general director of the Naturleón travel agency, stated that tourists from the El Bajo area are loyal to Puerto Vallarta and the area continues to be their favorite beach. This has caused an extraordinary development in tourism activity, which this year may be 20% greater than in 2022.

The executive stated that since 2021, when worries and uncertainty about the epidemic progressively subsided, there has been a gradual increase in the volume of tourism.

The expert remarked that he does not anticipate that the recent hikes in toll booths on federal highways and the rising inflation will have a significant influence on land-based tourism. Air connectivity is an important factor since it makes it possible for citizens of El Bajo’s cities to travel to this area for a reasonable price in less than an hour.

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Actor Mark Wahlberg boasts about his stay in Riviera Nayarit

Mark Wahlberg in Riviera Nayarit

American actor Mark Wahlberg flaunted his stay in a luxurious Riviera Nayarit hotel.

The singer shared several videos on his official Instagram account (markwahlberg), in which he is joined by several friends and enjoys a day at the golf course inside the resort. His supporters gave the publications thousands of “likes” and dozens of comments.

Although some people claim the actor will appear in an ad to support a certain brand of mezcal, it is currently unknown whether he is traveling for business or pleasure.


Los Cabos News

Everything ready for the Tour de France in La Paz

Cyclists in La Paz Tour de France

Another La Paz stage of the Tour de France will take place this weekend along the seaside Malecon. The event will begin at the kiosk on Paseo Alvaro Obregón Avenue at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, and a map of the location has already been shared on social media.

The competitors will set off from the capital city’s downtown in the direction of Tecolote Beach on the approximately 70-kilometer route. Since it will follow the same route as in previous years, cyclists should not encounter any issues once the race gets underway. This new Tour de France in Baja California Sur is anticipated to bring in significant amounts of tourism revenue, thanks in large part to the participation of athletes from all over Mexico and the world.

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Coach and players from the San Francisco 49ers vacationing in Cabo

The San Francisco 49ers’ players and coaches engage in both activities and even spend part of their free time together. On social media, the team’s coach, Kyle Shanahan, and a few players posted about their trip to Cabo during the offseason.

Some of the top 49ers football players, who play in California, are also on vacation in Cabo, in addition to Kyle Shanahan. Trent Williams, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Kyle Juszczyk, and Christian McCaffery have all been spotted in various social media posts. Yet, some fans are speculating why quarterback Trey Lance is not in Cabo with the rest of the team’s star players and head coach.


Cancun News

The second edition of the Mexican Caribbean Gastronomic Festival announced

participants in the Caribbean Gastronimic Festival

The second Mexican Caribbean Gastronomic Festival, which will take place on February 25 and 26 at the 28 de Julio esplanade in this city, was presented by state and municipal officials, members of the gastronomic community, and businesspeople.

According to the reports, this event will be open to everyone who wants to experience the state’s cuisine from 4 am to 10 pm on both days.

150 artisans, 15 local producers, and a pavilion with guest gastronomy will all be present at the event. The latter is a brand-new feature that was absent from the last edition.

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In Mexico, domestic tourism tripled in hotels compared to foreigners in 2022

tourists on the beach in Mexico

In 2022, hotel occupancy in Mexico rose above 2021 levels, reaching 56.7% in 70 tourist hotspots. According to Miguel Torruco, Secretary of Tourism, they are 15.5% higher than in 2021, a year in which domestic tourism tripled in comparison to international travel.

Between January and December 2022, there were 80.6 million visitors who checked into hotels; of these, 59 million 228 thousand were domestic visitors and 21 million 322 thousand were foreign visitors, making up 73.5% of the total.

In 2022, Playacar had the highest occupancy rates (79.7%), followed by Akumal (78.8%), Cabo San Lucas (77.2%), Cancun (75.9%), and Puerto Vallarta (72.4%).

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