The Daily Briefing – February 14, 2023
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Puerto Vallarta News
Events at the Convention Centre to generate 124 million pesos this quarter
The economic revenue from events held at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Centre (CIC) in the first quarter of 2023 will amount to around 124 million pesos, according to data provided by the venue’s management.
So far, 21 events have been confirmed, 8 are in the process of closing and 11 more are in the pipeline. The venue hopes that in the coming months it will be able to increase its entertainment offer not only for national and international tourists, but also for the local community.
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Fifth edition of Triple Crown Softball held in Vallarta
For the fifth time in Puerto Vallarta, the Triple Crown Softball is being held on the field of the Unidad Deportiva “Agustín Flores Contreras. The triple Crown is a university tournament in which collegiate teams from the United States take part.
More than 600 players, staff, family members and fans are participating in the tournament. The first series of games took place from February 9-12 and the second will take place from February 16-19.
This event has been organized for more than 25 years; however, it has been held in Vallarta for the last 5 years. On this occasion, representatives from Arkansas, Mississippi, Colorado, Illinois, Sacramento, and Florida are participating.
Los Cabos News
Five more direct flights to Los Cabos have been announced by the tourism industry
Maribel Collins Sanchez, the director of Baja California Sur’s Ministry of Tourism and Economy (Setue), says that five new direct flights to Los Cabos are about to be announced, with the intention of boosting the number of visitors. No information regarding which cities will be served was provided.
Recently, it was revealed that starting on May 18, Viva Aerobus would begin operating a daily schedule between Los Cabos and Cancun. New routes will also be added in the international sector; for example, the Cabo San Lucas International Airport will offer a direct trip to Los Angeles, California, which will be run by a Boeing 737-700 of the low-cost airline Country Airlines.
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State Government and Children’s Foundation strengthen efforts for vulnerable children
Authorities inaugurated a playroom in the paediatric admissions area of the General Hospital of Specialties “Juan María de Salvatierra”.
This recreational space was established with resources provided by Los Cabos Children’s Foundation, El Dorado and Chileno Bay Foundations, as well as the International Community Foundation, through the combined efforts of institutions and organised society.
This playroom can be used by children who need to be hospitalised for various reasons. After the formal handover of this area, authorities and members of the foundations toured the paediatric care areas of the hospital.
Mexican Caribbean records 81 percent occupancy rates during first long weekend of 2023
With 480,956 domestic and foreign travelers present, the average occupancy rate across Mexican Caribbean destinations was 81.6 percent.
Travelers’ arrivals in Quintana Roo were reported in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Costa Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Tulum, Holbox, Kantunilkn, José Mara Morelos, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar, Chetumal, Kohunlich, and Costa Maya-Mahahual, according to the Quintana Roo Secretary of Tourism.
Some of the state’s 12 archaeological zones were open to visitors, including Tulum and Chacchoben, which attracted 1,356,852 and 168,879 tourists, respectively, in 2022.
The state agency pointed out that Quintana Roo is connected to 41 U.S. cities in addition to 28 destinations in Mexico, 23 cities in Latin America, 20 in Europe and 18 in Canada.
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Cozumel Zofemat collects 7 tons of sargassum
Staff from the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) gathered 7 tons of sargassum along 700 linear meters of the beach as soon as sargassum began to arrive on the coast of Cozumel.
According to Noem Tun Celis of the Cozumel City Council, sargassum was found beside Rafael E. Melgar. She said that because it is the major face of the island, fast attention was provided because sargassum had arrived on the beach on Cozumel’s western side.
She claimed that the actions taken contribute to keeping the beaches clean, which promotes the city’s reputation and, by extension, the hotels, restaurants, and stores that receive tens of thousands of visitors each day.
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