famous Tianguis has just closed its 39th event
on 9th May 2014. This year the event took place
within the luxurious destination of Cancun in
the Gran Peninsula Maya. His Excellency Enrique
Pena Nieto, President of the United States of
Mexico opened the event with great optimism.
I have to echo his enthusiasm because Mexico
does really embrace tourism avidly.The country
has invested $7.7 billion pesos and $180,000
million pesos has been assigned to improve the
conditions of infrastructure at leisure destinations.
of Mexico intends to place tourism very high on its
agenda and the President affirmed this when he said
that “Tourism is a strategic sector for the
growth of Mexico, one of the largest generators of
investment, employment and foreign exchange earnings.Its
contribution to the development and welfare of our
population therefore makes it a key engine for the
transformation of the country.” Roberto Borge
Angulo, Governor of Quintana Roo and the ever so buoyant
and enthusiastic Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Secretary of
State for Tourism were all present at the ceremony
to highlight encouraging figuresexpected to surpass
last year’s successful Tianguis in Puebla.
“Tianguis Turistico de Mexico” may be
the best so far according to Secretary of State Ruiz
Massieu. She says that "tourism is a force that
moves towards progress, road, public services and
a productive call to all regions”. She informed
her audience that Mexico is within its best time for
tourism. She is right, because it is all happening
in Mexico. Attractions like the Canadian Cirque du
Soleil unveiled their latest attraction “Joya”
which will be unique to the Riviera Maya and Mexico.
The opening of “Joya” will coincide with
the 30th anniversary of Cirque du Soliel, born in
Quebec, Canada in 1984, and created by street artists
Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. It will
be the first permanent Cirque du Soleil show in Latin
America. The performance will be exclusive, with 250
VIP seats for a dinner show, and it will have a maximum
capacity of 1,000 spectators.
I cannot help but feel that Cancun, Mexico’s
luxurious Caribbean, destination lacked warmth and
authenticity while showcasing The Tianguis Turístico
Mexico. The event is the foremost promotional platform
in the tourism sector, and a major vehicle for distributing
information about Mexico’s tourism destination
offerings, growing the economic impact of the tourism
sector, and fostering the diversification of markets.
is every luxury resort lover’s dream but tourism
is everyone’s business so Tianguis Turistico
must be every Mexican’s achievement. For international
visitors like myself, Tianguis, Cancun lacked the
warmth that Puebla showed us last year. The destination
which was especially built for tourism is clean and
beautiful with a stretch of white sand beaches. It
has over 100 luxury hotels in Cancun and another 100
more in Riviera Maya. Nevertheless, the destination
could not offer any more than the luxury hotels and
pristine beaches on display.
home to Mexico’s second most important airport
“CUN” and one of the country’s
best tourism destinations lacked character and authenticity.
For this reason, I really hope that President Enrique
Pena Nieto did not mean it when he said that he wanted
to “emulate the success Quintana Roo has within
Tourism”, and that “Cancun should be an
example the rest of the country should follow”.
For Quintana Roo, culture and history comes in the
form of a journey through Mexico, and a tour of traditions
and nature at the Xcaret eco-archaeological Park in
the Riviera Maya.
stayed at the luxurious Fiesta American Grand Coral
Beach Cancun Resort & Spa and I cannot fault this
beautiful resort hotel with very lovely and dedicated
staff. However, amidst all the fanfare of infrastructure,
travellers like to appreciate the warmth of the people
at the destination they visit. This is why I pray
that for every new destination that Mexico creates
in its new-found love for tourism she remembers its
people, culture and history and tries to inject some
into the process.
is moving” and I really hope that she is moving
towards a combination of ethnicity, infrastructure
and tourism rather than solely towards infrastructure
and tourism. Cancun is “clinical” but
I do not think that it is too late to inject some
character and culture into its veins. The luxurious
hotels, Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall with its first
class brands, pristine beaches, and beautiful landscape
would all embrace culture with open arms; culture
would in turn compliment the fresh seafood, luxury
shopping and the resort lifestyle it offers.
Cancun lacked, Puebla delivered through the warmth
of her people. Puebla was the first colonial city
to ever host the event and by hosting the 38th Tianguis
Turistico, Puebla allowed Mexico to share with the
world the rich culture and natural beauty the country
has to offer.
begins at 40 and Tianguis
goes back to its roots
Tianguis will be celebrating its 40th anniversary
from the place where tourism began for Mexico. The
venue is Acapulco, on the sunny, Southern Pacific
coast. Famous for beach resorts, Acapulco has the
most beautiful bay in the world. The destination assures
us that the “best is yet to come”. It
is intended that Tianguis Turistico 2015 will help
rescue the traditional resort town. Javier Aluni Montes,
Secretary of Formento Turistico, State Government
of Guerrero says that the State is working hard to
offer a top notch 40th anniversary to Tianguis.
baton has now been passed and Executive Traveller
learns that there is a lot more to Acapulco than its
reputation as a beach resort tourism industry and
haven for daiquiris, dining and discos. Acapulco also
boasts ancient archaeological relics, a rich Asian-Afro-European
history, sumptuous comforts, outstanding golf and
a full offering of eco-recreation.
therefore wish Acapulco every success as it prepares
to host the 40th Anniversary of Tianguis and above
all, we wish that she will endeavour to include the
people of Acapulco, its culture and history amidst
its luxurious infrastructure to give Tianguis the
40th Anniversary that it deserves.
a lively musical journey through Mexico's history
theater in Xcaret.
More than 300 artists on stage, costumes and traditional