In recent days, representatives of the Association of Trade and Tourism LGBT met with Arturo Dávalos, Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, to present a series of proposals for joint work that contribute to create a destination 100% inclusive.
During the work table, Charlie Rubio, president of the Vallarta Pride 2017 organizing committee, raised the possibility of increasing the budget for the promotion of the destination in the LGBT + segment, as well as developing publicity with images that show diversity and inclusion. In the same way, it suggested the creation of training workshops so that the employees of the region could understand and better serve LGBT tourism +. This gave way to talk about the Vallarta Pride, where besides thanking the mayor's participation in this year's event, he proposed to invite the Governor of Jalisco to be present in the edition of 2018. He also raised the possibility of being considered the events of the Pride festival within the official program of activities to be held next year to celebrate the centennial of Fundación de Puerto Vallarta. Finally, he asked for guidance to confirm with what dependence they can seek economic support that comes to reinforce and help produce a Vallarta Pride with greater international impact.
Gene Mendoza, President of ACT LGBT A.C., proposed that the Office of Gender Identity (located in Parque Lázaro Cárdenas) does not depend on the tourist office, but has a social diversity approach that offers legal, psychological and health support; As well as guidance and assistance to those who arrive in the city seeking to find work and/or be productive (understanding that it is an LGBT + friendly destination).
Armando Sánchez, public relations, ACT LGBT A.C., in addition to exposing that the tourist LGBT + spends twice as much as any other and that comes at any time of the year (no matter the season), he asked the mayor to adequately represent the community during meetings with the Tourism trust, to increase the percentage of the budget for this segment and to include an LGBT representative in that committee.
During the participation of Julie Guerrero, Committee of membership ACT LGBT A.C., proposed that the romantic zone be intervened to make it more friendly, beautiful, clean and better illuminated. She also mentioned that the creation of identity through sculptures, murals and painted streets will to the organic promotion of destiny in social networks, as the tourists themselves will take care of it.
Before the end of the meeting, we talked about improving the general cleanliness of the streets through the development of a program that involves both citizens, tourists and the municipal government.
In brief, more details will be released.
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Translated and edited by Team Angels
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