President of Mexico inaugurated the Tianguis Turístico Mazatlán 2018
Enrique Peña Nieto said that this event will give Mazatlan a great international projection, which will result in the growth of tourism for Sinaloa
The President of Mexico congratulated Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel for the dedication and determination he showed to have ready Mazatlan in less than a year for the completion of this Tourist Tianguis, to which his government dedicated resources that were added to those of the Government of the Republic to promote an urban transformation of this important tourist destination.
"This is another Mazatlan that we visit today, which houses this Tourism Tianguis, and my personal recognition to the governor of the state and his team of collaborators for leaving this beautiful site on time, not only the Angela Peralta theater, but the historic center "Said Peña Nieto.
During his message, the president of the nation said that in the morning Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel guided him on a tour of the different works that were carried out in these months to improve the tourist face of Mazatlan.
For his part, the governor of the state to welcome the event, first thanked the support of President Enrique Peña Nieto for Mazatlan was the headquarters of this Tourism Tianguis 2018, which next year will return to Acapulco, as part of its itinerant model .
"Mr. President Enrique Peña Nieto, thank you for your determined commitment and for your great love for Mexico, I am convinced that your work to transform our country in its different fronts and to give, we must recognize, an unprecedented support in the tourism sector , that is why you are the president of tourism, we will always remember it because we will have many benefits in the following years thanks to that great push, "he said.
Ordaz Coppel pointed out that for the realization of this Tourism Tianguis it was necessary to make a big change in Mazatlan and in the main destinations of Sinaloa, and as a sample he referred to the historic center, because a year ago it was a place that looked abandoned, old, that he had stopped having attractiveness, and for that reason, they modified almost 27 streets to give him a new face, and turn it into a jewel that distinguishes us.
"Be welcome, do lots of business, enjoy, treat it very well. Remember that you are also witnessing a crucial moment for us, this event marks the re-launch of Mazatlan and Sinaloa as a tourist destination and we are convinced that it is a decisive step towards a future full of success, "he concluded.
In turn, the Tourism Secretary, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, acknowledged that he found a transformed Mazatlan, because a year ago the historic center was a disaster, but now he described it as a marvel, which turns the port into one of the most attractive destinations in the country, since it has been placed in the eighth place among the tourist places in Mexico.
He pointed out that 80 cruise ships arrive in Mazatlan every year, and only 2.5 million tourists visited it in 2017, which is 900 thousand more than in 2012, when the current administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto began.
The Tianguis Turístico Mazatlan 2018 will be held until April 19 at the Convention Center, where representatives from 40 countries will meet, with the assistance of 455 companies represented by 822 buyers between national and foreign.
In addition to being a space to carry out business in the tourism industry, it will also be the driver that promotes the richness and biodiversity of the destinations, the protected natural areas, the variety of ancestral cultures and the millenary gastronomy, elements that distinguish Mexico.