Sectur announces CDMX as the host city for Tianguis Turístico 2023
The most important tourist event in Mexico will take place in the capital of the country
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, officially announced, jointly, that the capital of the country was chosen to host the Tianguis Tourist Mexico in 2023.
In the Museum of Mexico City and with the presence of Paola Félix Díaz, CDMX Secretary of Tourism; Eduardo Martínez Garza, general director of CIE Special Events; leaders of the national tourism sector and representatives of the media, explained that on August 31, the call to define the headquarters of the Tourism Tianguis 2023 was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, establishing September 20, 2021 as the deadline for receive the proposals of the interested parties, being Mexico City the only applicant.
De acuerdo con los criterios estipulados en la convocatoria, la Secretaría de Turismo procedió a conformar el Comité de Selección, órgano encargado de analizar y evaluar las propuestas presentadas y determinar la sede.
The Committee was made up of the head of the Ministry of Tourism, in his capacity as President; the head of the Undersecretariat of Quality and Regulation of Sectur; and representatives of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur); the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur); National Tourism Business Council (CNET); Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels (AMHM); National Chamber of Air Transport (Canaero); National Chamber of Passenger Transportation and Tourism (Canapat); National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry (Canirac); Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV); and the Association of Hotel Chains (ANCH).
Once the documents presented by the only candidate entity had been analyzed, the Selection Committee, in a session held on September 27, determined that Mexico City fully complies with the requirements established in the call, unanimously approving that this entity be the headquarters of the Tianguis Turístico 2023.
Secretary Torruco Marqués stressed that the Mexican capital is one of the most visited metropolises in Latin America by tourists staying in hotels and the second by foreign visitors, which has a solid tourist infrastructure and extensive land and air connectivity, which will be seen strengthened in 2022 by having three airports that will be part of the Metropolitan Airport System: the “Benito Juárez” International Airport of Mexico City (AICM), the “Felipe Ángeles” International Airport and the Toluca International Airport, which in a first joint stage will serve more than 65 million passengers.
He specified that in 2019, 432 thousand 472 inbound and outbound flights were carried out at the AICM, mobilizing 50 million 300 thousand passengers to more than 100 destinations, 56 of them international.
“Mexico City is also connected through five highways and four bus terminals with service to the four regions of the country: north, south, east and west, and has 52,666 rooms in 631 hotels; 205 museums; six archaeological zones; almost a thousand restaurants with a tourist vocation, highlighting three of the 100 best worldwide, among other services ”, he stated.
He added that the great powers of the world in terms of tourism have the headquarters of their tourist fairs in capital cities as a cover letter and showcase of their maximum tourist event, such as Madrid, London, Berlin, Moscow and Paris, to name just a few.
“Now, the Tianguis Turístico de México for the first time in its history will be held in the country's capital, from April 30 to May 3, 2023, where we expect the attendance of 15 thousand people, the participation of 70 nations and around three thousand buyers, as well as the holding of 50 thousand business appointments ”, he assured.
Likewise, an economic spill of 1,740 million pesos is expected, which includes the more than 40 thousand room-nights that will be used by those attending the Tourist Tianguis, as well as a great impact on traditional media and social networks worldwide.
The head of Sectur indicated that it is estimated that the city will invest between 50 and 60 million pesos, which represents only five percent of the total spill that the event will generate.
He announced that the Federal Tourism Secretariat and the Government of Mexico City, through its Tourism Secretariat, headed by Paola Félix, will join forces, talent and creativity to make this Tianguis Turístico a memorable event, at the height of the The economic, political, cultural, tourist and financial capital of Mexico, which is why, without a doubt, the 47th edition of Tianguis Turístico will contribute to consolidating Mexico City as a destination that has it all.
"I can only congratulate the Government of Mexico City for becoming the new headquarters of this traditional tourist festival, having Claudia Sheinbaum an undisputed ally of tourism and a guarantee that the Tianguis Turístico will be a success", Secretary Torruco Marqués pointed out.
For her part, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, after receiving the Agreement by which Mexico City remains as the headquarters of the Tianguis Turístico 2023, highlighted that 98 percent of the people in the capital of the country are vaccinated against Covid-19, which allows promoting economic reactivation, job creation, as well as promoting tourism with various massive activities that will be carried out soon in the country's capital.
“2023, which is the jewel in the crown, is the Tianguis Turístico, which is one of the best windows that Mexico City can have internationally. So, in these difficult times that the service sector, restaurant business, tourism has experienced in our city, we are going out; and, the most important thing, is to promote this great city, which asks nothing of any other in the world: it is the cultural capital of America and it is the city that has it all, ”said the local president.
Eduardo Martínez Garza, general director of CIE Eventos Especiales, said that, as organizers of the Tianguis, “we will work together with Mexico City and the Federal Government so that through the best technology, experience and capabilities, we can bring buyers and vendors in the sector to achieve and exceed their commercial objectives and thus make the 47th edition of the Tianguis Turístico a successful and unforgettable event for all its participants.
The announcement was also attended by Vanesa Bohórquez López, CDMX Secretary of Culture; Gabriela Cámara Bargellini, honorary president of the CDMX Mixed Fund for Tourism Promotion; Nathan, Poplawsky Berry, president of the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur) Mexico City; and Armando Zúñiga Salinas, president of the Employers' Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) Mexico City, among others.