According to Travel Weekly, for the first time in history Mexico is leading in travel destinations for North Americans during Thanksgiving. And Puerto Vallarta was among the top three international destinations, along with Cancun and San Jose Del Cabo.
Likewise, Expedia Canada published a list that placed Puerto Vallarta among the most searched international destinations by Canadians.
Allianz reviewed travel plans for flights leaving U.S. airports from Nov. 21 to Dec. 1. The company analyzed 632,757 itineraries, which it said was about on par with other industry estimations that Thanksgiving travel was down about 75% compared with the same period last year (in 2019, Allianz's Thanksgiving travel report analyzed 2.4 million itineraries).
"Always a popular destination, Mexico has been a leader in tourism recovery since Covid-19 began -- the country's accessibility and safety protocols like restricted capacity at resorts to enable proper social distancing may be helping to drive demand along with the promise of a warm weather escape," Allianz said.
Notably missing from the list this year were popular European destinations like London and Paris -- which regularly cracked the top five for Thanksgiving travel in recent years -- due to Covid-19-related travel restrictions.
Allianz said the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 25, will be the busiest departure day for domestic destinations. Saturday, Nov. 21, is the most popular departure date for those with international destinations.
The Vidanta Elegant ship is now docked at Puerto Vallarta’s terminal finishing the last touches before embarking on its inaugural Vallarta-Mazatlán-Vallarta route, which has been tentatively set for January 19th, 2021.
With capacity for 298 passengers (who will be able to enjoy 149 cabins and suites with ocean views), this cruise is the first of its kind in Mexico. After acquiring it, Grupo Vidanta transformed it 100% from the hull, making a completely new ship. This cruise features 502 feet long and 15,396 tons.
Vidanta Elegant belongs to Vidanta Cruises line. It is an adult-only boat that is designed to privilege luxury above anything else. It will have a personal concierge for each cabin and six public decks, as well as several restaurants of different specialties to satisfy the most demanding palates, 11 original bars and lounges, an immersive entertainment area, luxurious spa and gym, a beautiful swimming pool in the upper deck and multiple jacuzzis.
In order to create a dining experience that is second to none, Vidanta Elegant will feature two highly awarded culinary veterans as its signature chefs: Chef Eric Pansu, named Best Chef in France and pastry chef Pascal Molines, named Best Pastry Chef in France.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
We have so much for which to be grateful. For those of us who find ourselves in Puerto Vallarta on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, that adds an extra special dose of gratitude!
Join No Way José! on Thursday, November 26 for a 2-hour live Mariachi concert. Your ticket price includes a delicious 3-course No Way José! award-winning meal, a welcome margarita, and 2 hours of Mariachi classics.
If you prefer our #1 dish of the house, our Chiles en Nogada, or an extra special Steak & Lobster tail dinner instead of turkey, we have what you want to create a holiday memory with Mexican ingredients. For $1600 pesitos (approximately $80 USD) per person, you can enjoy an evening on our open-air terrace, safely-spaced tables and a reduced 50% seating capacity to protect your health and safety.
No Way José! Restaurant/Bar welcomes you to La Zona Romantica on the south side of Puerto Vallarta at Calle 5 de Febrero 260, just over the Vallarta Street bridge on your left heading south from the Malecon. Open Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays, for dinner from 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For more info: www.nowayjosemx.com | +52 322 223-2853
Good news will be flying in this November with an increase in activity for the “Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” Airport, as it’s been recently reported by the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) the airport will be receiving 1,132 flights, a 21% increase over October. In the same report, GAP announced that 15 airlines -10 international and 5 national- will be flying in this month, with an average of 42 flights per day.
American Airlines will offer new flights in their Dallas-PVR/RN and Phoenix-PVR/RN routes, totaling 148 flights for the month.
Delta Airlines will restart their Atlanta- PVR/RN and Salt Lake City-PVR/RN routes, while keeping their LAX-PVR/RN route steady. 56 projected flights for November.
Alaska Airlines will maintain their routes -LAX-PVR, SEA-PVER, SAN-PVR, SJC-PVR, PDX-PVR and SFO-PVR- at 31 flights per week for a total of 124 this month.
Likewise, Southwest Airlines is projected to complete 64 flights this month, keeping their Phoenix-PVR/RN and Houston-PVR/RN routes.
United Airlines will increase frequencies to 54 weekly flights or 216 for the month.
The airport reports that 9 weekly flights from Canadian airlines West Jet, Swoop, Air Canada, and Air Transat are booked, coming from Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal.
Nationally, Aeroméxico will offer 6 flights per week. Transportes Aéreos Regionales is steady at 20 weekly flights. Aerolitoral and Aeromar will bring 37 flights per week to the region. Viva Aerobús is offering 29 flights per week. Volaris offers 28 flights each week. And finally, Magnicharters will be offering 2 weekly flights.
From November 9th until November 13th 2020, the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura will be hosting the Finnish Cinema Sample, with five contemporary productions from the Nordic country.
With a selection of 5 movies -both fiction and documentary- and before each film the short ‘Birds in the Earth’ by Marja Helander will be screened. All films will be screened at 7:00 pm at the IVC auditorium.
- The Eternal Road / Birds in the Earth / November 9th
- Steam of Life / Birds in the Earth / November 10th
- Calamari Union / Birds in the Earth / November 11th
- M / Birds in the Earth / November 12th
- Fire-Eater / Birds in the Earth / November 13th