According to reports by Travel Weekly and The Washington Times,the city of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast is continuing its forward momentum as one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. In addition to setting occupancy records,Puerto Vallarta real estate will promote its Meeting,Incentive Travel,Convention and Exhibition (MICE) initiative with a proactive campaign in alliance with the Mexican Tourism Board.
“Puerto Vallarta registered record hotel occupancies last spring,doubled its occupancy rate last summer and reported a 2.82 percent jump over the 2011 holiday period,” writes Travel Weekly. “The city reported 82.16 percent hotel occupancy between Dec. 20,2012 and Jan. 6,2012. In 2012,close to 280,000 visitors occupied hotel rooms in Puerto Vallarta,in comparison to 271,712 in 2011.”
In addition,Puerto Vallarta is an ideal destination for a wide variety of MICE events,with close to 13,000 hotel rooms,a state of the art international convention center,world-class diverse tourism offerings and easy accessibility to all of the world’s major cities. In 2013,the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board will visit cities throughout the U.S. and Canada to promote all that this region has to offer,including beautiful beaches along the protected Bay of Banderas and the area’s own unique traditional cultural activities.
For example,countless festivals held each year,such as the recent Puerto Vallarta Charro Festival,provide visitors with a chance to experience more than just Mexico’s posh resorts and stunning coastal views. A “charro” is similar to a cowboy in the U.S. and can be found working on the ranches and riding through the varied terrain all over Mexico. Happily,the announcers at the festival always explain each event in both English and Spanish.
“The Puerto Vallarta Charro Festival gives visitors an excellent opportunity to learn the differences between American rodeo and the south of the border version,” writes The Washington Times. “Teams from all over the country travel long distances with their horses to be part of these festivals.”