CANCÚN, Q. Roo.- Quintana Roo will host the Tianguis Turistico in 2019, after this year’s event which is currenlty ongoing in Mazatlán, a coastal city located in the northern state of Sinaloa.
The event includes the attendance of representatives of 700 companies from approximately 50 countries. Featuring 37,000 confirmed business appointments, representing 20% more than in the last edition held in Acapulco, and it is expected to reach 40,000.
Héctor Flores Santana, general director of the Council of Tourism Promotion of Mexico (CPTM) has declared that this will be the best Tianguis Turístico in the history of this annual event, and that it will trigger a significant economic spill for the port of Mazatlan thanks to the improvements in infrastructure and to an intensive campaign of promotion and the closings of business they’ve made in advance. The 2018 Tourism Tianguis have cost the Sinaloa State government 150 million pesos.
Roberto Cintrón Gómez, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun and Puerto Morelos, and Jean Agarrista Marfín, leader of the Hotel Association of the Riviera Maya, agreed that the event is one of the main challenges for the tourism sector in Mexico , as it is to maintain the hotel rates.