Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit “Best Destination 2019” by Apple Awards 2019

  • Tour operator Apple Vacations—one of the top agencies in the US—awards this coveted recognition every year.

Monday night was stellar for the Riviera Nayarit, as it received the “Crystal Apple Award” for “Best Destination 2019” from prestigious US wholesaler Apple Vacations during the company’s yearly trade show held in Chicago, its regional headquarters.

The “Crystal Apple Award” was received together with Puerto Vallarta, the destination’s strategic partner, and was awarded based on ratings given to service providers by hundreds of thousands of Apple Vacations’ world travelers via the company’s questionnaires.

Marc Murphy, managing director for the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, received the award for the destination during a ceremony that reunited the cream of the crop of the global travel industry.
Marc Murphy and Javier Aranda.
Murphy thanked the hosts and said: “This is a very special night, where we recognize the very best of the travel industry on a global scale. I am extremely honored to be here to receive the Crystal Apple Award in the category of “Best Destination for 2019,” given by Apple Vacations to the Riviera Nayarit.”

“This award represents the opinion of the thousands of tourists who have experienced our destination’s unsurpassed luxury and extraordinary natural attractions. It also represents all the work its citizens have put in to offer the best possible service to our visitors.”

“We accept this recognition as part of our commitment to continue being the destination that meets and exceeds traveler’s expectations: we are a safe and modern destination that offers world-class amenities while respecting the natural environment,” he said.

The winners of the “Crystal Apple Award” are selected by Apple Vacations as the best in their category with the highest standards of quality and service. This coveted recognition inspires the leisure travel industry to raise the bar year after year. 

Apple Vacations, founded in 1969, is one of the top charter travel companies in North America and the first to sell all-inclusive packages. 

Over the past 50 years this wholesaler has solidified its market lead; thus, the relationship established with the Riviera Nayarit has become a key asset in attracting tourists to the destination.

About the Riviera Nayarit:
The Riviera Nayarit extends along 307 kilometers (190 miles) along the Pacific Coast, framed by spectacular mountains that begin just a few minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The destination extends from the resorts in Nuevo Vallarta to Playa El Novillero, encompassing the exclusive resort of Punta Mita, the bohemian town of Sayulita, and the historic port of San Blas.

The region offers luxury resorts and boutique eco-hotels, world-class surfing, six professional golf courses, native wildlife including sea turtles and tropical birds, adventure atop mountains and on islands, local and traditional Huichol art, charming fishing villages, and endless serene beaches.

The work done by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is reflected in recognitions such as the “Crystal Apple Award,” which positions the destination on the global stage and highlights how important it is for hotels, restaurants, government authorities, tourism service providers, and the community at large to improve the experience of our visitors.

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