Online travel & tourism agency Despegar recently published a study wherein 65% of Mexican travelers are said to be making their first post-pandemic travels to national destinations, and a majority of them are also planning on driving instead of flying.
Ezequiel Rubin, head of Despegar México, points out that the tourism industry is one of the most important economic sectors in Mexico and will undoubtedly play a key role in the country's economic reactivation after the pandemic. He says that it is clear, however, that people will not travel in the same ways as before due to Coronavirus, adding that many travelers have come to restructure their way of life, and that includes the way they will travel.
Rubin explained that although many will travel long distances for their vacation, the country will see a new trend, which is travel-by-road day trips. He noted that a lot of national travelers are interested in less than 3-hour-long road trips that take them to sites such as the Pyramids of Teotihuacán, cycling through Valle de Bravo, etc., which will encourage regional tourism and boost local economies.
He added that Mexico's Pueblos Mágicos will be some of the most popular places to visit due to their proximity to major cities and the many outdoor activities in these destinations that offer travelers the opportunity to enjoy a great vacation while avoiding crowds.
This fall, beach destinations will continue to be the most popular places to be visited by traveling Mexicans, due to their need to visit open spaces where they can relax. In fact, according to an analysis carried out by Despegar, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo have been among the most sought-after destinations in recent weeks.
Source: Banderas News
Starting in June, eleven commercial airlines have gradually restarted operations, landing at the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport and helping reconnect the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region with top cities in Mexico and the United States.
According to information issued by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), domestic airlines that began operations towards the end of the first semester of 2020 include Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris, Aeromar, Viva Aerobus, TAR, and Magnicharters; international carriers include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines will also begin to fly in October.
As a result, connectivity has been reestablished with the following cities in Mexico: Mexico City, Tijuana, León, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Aguascalientes, and San José del Cabo. US cities include Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Dallas, and Houston. A gradual increase in both routes and frequencies is expected.
It’s important to reiterate that the airport and the airlines are both following protocols and health measures endorsed by the state, national, and international authorities to avoid possible COVID-19 contagion. These actions—established by GAP for the airport, and by the National Chamber of Air Transport (Canaero) for airlines—are key to inspiring confidence in travelers and incentivizing the safe use of air transportation.
Source: Vallarta Daily
On a recent Booking.com article, the online publication listed the top destinations Mexicans want to visit once the contingency is over.
This survey, exclusive for Mexican travelers, revealed that 51% are eager to vacation again to Mexico’s beach destinations, among stand out:
- Playa del Carmen
- Puerto Vallarta
The rest of them showed interest in international destinations, such as:
- Paris, France
- New York, United States
- London, England
- Madrid, Spain
- Cartagena, Colombia
Due to its natural beauty, cultural experiences and the warmth of its residents, both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are consolidated as some of the main beach destinations nationwide.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
On account of the pandemic, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate Pride Week with several online events and performances, classes, tutorials and many other fun things to entertain you all week long, live on Facebook!
Set to be held June 8-14, 2020, this online extravaganza, the brainchild of Mandy Mcpherson, has quickly become the most talked about event of the season.
With over 50 LGBTQ & community businesses and performers ready to share their local flair with the world, Puerto Vallarta Virtual Pride Week promises to be as diverse as the beautiful Bahía de Banderas. From cooking shows and cocktail classes, to yoga, Spanish and photography classes, real estate tours and ocean eco-awareness seminars to drag & fashion shows, music, comedy, fun & games, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
And, since Virtual Vallarta Pride Week will be presented LIVE on Facebook, you'll not only be able to experience the best of Puerto Vallarta without leaving the comfort of your own home, but you can also interact with, and support, your favorite entertainers and hot spots all week long!
For more information about (and to watch!) the events scheduled to be held from June 8-14, 2020, visit the Puerto Vallarta Virtual Pride Week event page on Facebook.
Source: Banderas News
Velas Resorts and its sister company VHealthy, a Mexican provider of certified medical equipment, announced they're donating 20,000 face masks to hospitals and organizations in several tourist destinations.
Made of three layers of high-quality filters, according to Velas Resorts, the masks will be provided to the following hospitals and organizations in Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Riviera Maya:
Hospital General San Pancho – Riviera Nayarit
Hospital Regional de Puerto Vallarta – Jalisco
Asociación de Hoteles y Marina – Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Hospital General de Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
Part of Grupo Velas, VHealthy is dedicated to providing certified medical technology in Mexico. VHealthy says it has the largest stock of professional products in the health sector and has shipping services nationwide.
Source: Travel Agent Central