Mazatlán - To Host México's Tianguis 2018

Mazatlán, México. February 20, 2017 - Joining the announcement made by Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism, El Cid Resorts proudly shares that Mazatlán, known as the Only Colonial City on the Beach in México, has been selected as the site for the 43rd Tianguis Turístico in 2018, winning out over Guadalajara, and Querétaro.

The selection process, which is led by the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) and the México Tourism Board, began about two months ago. The selection committee included members of the Chamber of Commerce, the National Business Tourism Council and the Mexican Hotel Association. In the end, the Tianguis selection committee assessed three proposals considering air connectivity, hotel capacity, tourism services, and meetings and exhibition space. The decision was unanimous.

Mazatlán will host Tianguis Turístico for the first time on a date to be set between March and April 2018, following this year’s edition in Acapulco. This event has been rotating amongst Mexican destinations since 2012 and has included beach locations such as Cancún and Puerto Vallarta.

The 2018 edition of the gathering will be an important opportunity for Mazatlán to showcase its best and most prominent features including 12 miles of beautiful beaches, internationally renowned gastronomy, and one of the most significant historic districts in northwest México. Adding to Mazatlán’s allure as the selection committee’s top destination of choice is the city’s state-of-the-art international convention center with more than 30 technology-equipped event spaces. The city, renowned as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” also boasts a distinct selection of first-class hotels, celebrity golf pro designed golf courses, and some of the most celebrated sport fishing on the Pacific coast.

“El Cid is extremely honored for this designation that will give travel and tourism delegates from around the world an excellent opportunity to do business with our city of Mazatlán,” said Gilberto Avilés, commercial director for El Cid Resorts. “We celebrate this decision and will be working very closely with the tourism board to make the 2018 Tianguis the best meeting in Mexico’s history.”

The prominence of Mazatlán as a robust and growing tourism destination can be seen in the city’s highly recognized hospitality industry. In 2017, El Cid Resorts is coming off the heels of various TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards where two of its renowned resorts have won the coveted accolade. El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel in Mazatlan and Hotel Marina Spa and Beach Resort are both recipients of the travel company’s award for Top 25 Hotels for Families in Mexico.

Tianguis Turístico is considered México’s most important tourism event and a platform to develop partnerships, generate awareness for the host the destination, and showcase unique tourism offerings, such as the city’s natural attractions, history, and gastronomy, as well as its growth in services and air connectivity.

The ‘Mazatlecans’ would like to thank the selection committee, Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid and the Director of the Mexico Tourism Board Lourdes Berho for this designation, as well as our Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel for backing Mazatlán’s bid.

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