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The Daily Briefing – March 27, 2023

By Tribune Travel

March 27, 2023

Puerto Vallarta News

Tianguis Turístico 2023: Vallarta to host 200 business meetings

The opening ceremony of the 47th edition of the Tianguis Turístico México 2023 in the capital of the country, was held this Sunday, March 26th. Puerto Vallarta is participating in the Jalisco Pavilion.

The beach destination is participating in important business meetings with its main commercial partners, as well as with potential buyers and the media, in order to continue positioning itself as the country’s favorite sun and beach destination for national and international travelers.

The city’s delegation is made up of tourism officials, the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau (OFVC), Puerto Vallarta’s Public Trust for Tourism Promotion and Publicity, and tourism service providers.

With reporting by Brenda Beltrán from Tribuna de la Bahía


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Donkey sculpture to be installed in Olas Altas

Puerto Vallarta will have a bronze sculpture of a donkey called “Salud” by Jim Demetro. The sculpture has been approved for installation on the small boardwalk at Olas Altas Beach.

The sculpture is humorous in nature, depicting a happy donkey sitting on a specially designed chair with a margarita glass in his hand, and another connected chair where a visitor can sit in front of the donkey and also raise their glass and toast with “Salud”.

Artist Jim Demetro has donated three other pieces: “Los Bailarines del Xiutla”, located on Malecon II de la Marina; “Lavanderas del Cuale”, next to the pedestrian bridge at the mouth of the river, and “¡Andale, Bernardo!”, also a donkey, located in Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas.

With reporting by Miguel González Guerra from Tribuna de la Bahía

Los Cabos News

Spring breakers in Los Cabos expected to top us$30 million

The third week of Spring Break is over and Los Cabos is the Mexican destination with the highest number of American college tourists.

According to the Spring Break Board, chaired by businessman Robbin Hernandez, more than 40,000 spring breakers are expected during the four weeks of spring break.

Robbin Hernandez pointed out that not only will the arrival of students increase, but the economic revenue generated will reach 30 million dollars.

According to the Los Cabos Hotel Association, the average occupancy rate during the first three weeks of March was 80%, with peaks of over 90% during the weekends.

With reporting by Luis Castrejón from Tribuna de Los Cabos

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Whale shark swimming and watching activities resume in La Paz

Environmental authorities have decided to resume whale shark swimming and watching activities with the world’s largest fish this Saturday. Up to eight Rhincodon typus have been detected in the bay of La Paz.

The ratio of boats to whale sharks will be 1:1, meaning that the satellite tracking platform will only allow one boat per R. typus as long as there are more than six in the area.

Regardless of the number of specimens added, the maximum number of boats per shift in the area will be fourteen 14 boats without exception. The total number of boats per day will be 56 for the 2022-2023 season.


Cancun News

Sargassum alert in Quintana Roo goes down 5 levels

The alert level for the presence of Sargassum in the waters of the Mexican Caribbean has dropped from category 7 (very abundant) to category 2 (very low), according to the daily report of the Secretariat of the Navy.

According to the agency, there are an estimated 6,316 tons of Sargassum in the Mexican Caribbean, almost four times less than at the end of February, when nearly 27,000 tons of the algae were estimated to be floating in the waters near Quintana Roo.

The forecast also establishes that for the current week favorable conditions are presented without the presence of Sargassum in Isla Mujeres and with very little presence of algae for the municipalities of Puerto Morelos, Benito Juarez and Isla Cozumel.

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Cancun to set up Walkins Tours Stores

Cancun is considering the installation of modern “booths” for the public and private attention of visitors to the destination. These structures, called “Walkins Tours Store”, will have an interior area of 9 square meters and will provide space for the Federal, State and Municipal Tourism Offices to assign trained personnel to provide free assistance and official information about all the destinations in Quintana Roo and the other states that make up the Maya Train route: Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas.

In addition, foreign visitors will be informed in their own language about the environmental efforts of the project, such as the planting of millions of trees and the construction of wildlife crossings, all through tactile panels and videos.

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