- The destination’s hotels and the Riviera Nayarit CVB set up 240 business meetings, reiterating their support and interest in the country’s most important tourism trade show, where TripAdvisor took the opportunity to award Nuevo Vallarta with the 2015 Travelers’ Choice “Best Beach” recognition.
The 2015 Tianguis Turístico in Acapulco took place from March 23-25 with the participation of more than 35 countries; the Riviera Nayarit was present during the trade show, making a big impression on attendees thanks to its recent tourism recovery.
During this, the most important tourism tradeshow in Mexico, the destination reaffirmed beyond a doubt its commitment with the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) and the Secretariat of Tourism (SECTUR).
Governor Roberto Sandoval and Tourism Secretary Catalina Ruiz headed the Nayarit Committee. Nayarit’s four tourism brands were promoted during the event: Riviera Nayarit, Colonia Nayarit, Lagunas Encantadas and Sierra del Nayar.
The Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) was also present, headed by its president, Fernando González Ortega and its vice-president, Abel Santos, as well as the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), led by its director, Marc Murphy.
The destination’s culture was, of course, front and center, in the form of Alejandra Ávila, Ambassador for the Pride of Nayarit; the Riviera Nayarit’s Mixology Ambassador, Israel Díaz; Wixarika artisan, Rogelio Benítez; and Café Luna—all of which contributed to the success of the event.
There were a total of 240 business meetings held, mainly with airlines and tour operators; the Riviera Nayarit CVB and the hotel sector made the most of the opportunity to do business at the Tianguis Turístico. About a dozen or so hotels from the region were also present for their own business appointments.
TripAdvisor also took the opportunity during this tourism showcase to award Nuevo Vallarta with its recognition as “Best Beach 2015.”
The Riviera Nayarit confirmed its absolute commitment to the Tianguis Turístico and reaffirmed its excellent relationship with the Federal tourism authorities.