2019 represents great challenges and opportunities for the tourism sector in Puerto Vallarta, as it looks to maintain the touristic bonanza and also a constant flow of new jobs in the region.
Preliminary reports from the Secretariat of Tourism’s Datatur system indicate that 2018 closed with a hotel occupancy of 71.86% in the 12,864 registered rooms (357 over the 12,507 in 2017). At the same time the GAP (Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico) reports last year closed with 4,760,000 air transport passengers, with 66% being from international flights and 34% from national flights in 53 routes -41 international and 12 domestic-.
This year the new “Magic Port” terminal Will be finished, with a Tequila Ranch image it will offer a unique experience to the passengers; in a similar note, the International Airport’s expansion project is expected to be defined soon offering bigger and more comfortable spaces for travelers.
As we previously reported, Swoop Airlines landed their first direct flight from Canada to PV on January 08, and the Copa Airlines direct flight from Panama City – Puerto Vallarta that started this past December has been extremely successful in connecting Vallarta to the Caribbean, Central and South America, showing a great interest in our Mexican pacific destination.
Also, the hotel sector keeps growing and improving to meet the standards of the most demanding tourists, with projects Grand Park Royal and Garza Blanca Sur in in the South Zone of PV.