Governor Says Mazatlan Is Getting New Urban Image
Mexico News Daily
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November 6, 2017
Mazatlan, Live It to Believe It! (Secretaria de Turismo Sinaloa)
The Pacific coast city of Mazatlán is undergoing a much-needed transformation, according to the Sinaloa state governor, one that will include hosting Mexico’s premier tourism event in 2018.
Quirino Ordaz Coppel made the observation at a lead-up tourism industry event last week where he also handed out awards to 13 commercial and media partners in recognition of their work to promote and support the destination.
“You are watching the transformation that Mazatlán is undergoing because we’re interested in giving a new face, a new urban image [to the city] because it needed a real shake-up,” he said.
Ordaz added that the city’s mayor and residents were also key contributors to the process.
He told the dozens of tourism operators and promoters present that he looked forward to seeing them again next year at Mexico’s most important tourism event, the Tianguis Turístico that will be held in Mazatlán from April 16 to 19.
International tourism to the destination is up over 8% this year, according to state Tourism Secretary Marco Antonio Garcia, and more than half a million tourists visited the destination during the summer period, a 13% increase over last year’s figures.
More international direct flights are arriving in the city, especially on a seasonal basis, and several new hotels are currently under construction including Courtyard by Marriott, Radisson Park Inn and an Ibis hotel, according to the Mazatlán Tourist Board.
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