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Apr
29

Family Tourism prevailed in Mazatlan

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According to information provided by Oscar Tirado Bernal, President of Canaco Servitur, during the recent Easter Holiday, the Family Tourism was what prevailed in Mazatlan, casting a favorable balance for the port.

The Family Tourism is characterized for being a tourism that realizes in advance its reservations, is more aware and participative in the activities that are performed and to abide by the regulations of the place they visit.

Likewise, the commercial branch dedicated to tourism and restaurant industry activity, recorded an increase of 30% over last year.

For his part, the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton noted that the spill was historic for the port, during Holy Week for 600 million pesos were recorded and Easter Week 320 million. In addition, during the International Motorcycle Week around 18,000 participants were received, planning for next year to 25,000 participants.

With these results, Mazatlan continues to consolidate as one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico, inviting us to further improve our services and continue to create new spaces for recreation and fun.

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The organizing committee of the XII National Convention of Nikkei 2014 to be held in Mazatlan from 1 to 4 May, unveiled the program of activities and personalities that will be part of this important convention to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Diplomatic and Trade Relations between Mexico and Japan.

Among the speakers include the renowned hair stylist Ken H. Kinoshita, official stylist of the beauty contests “Miss World” and “Miss International” and recently appointed as a member of the National Performance Team Redken Artist.

Dr. Norio Shimizu, passionate about the literature of the Spanish language, consolidated by his translations and named Academician in Japan by the Academy of Language.

C. P. Carlos Kasuga Osaka, President of Yakult Mexico; Mr. Abel Fukumoto Sato, Ex-President of the Japanese Peruvian Association, among others.

Here we present topics that will be addressed in the program of activities:

Program
Ceremonies- Ritual of fishermen dreams.
- Opening Ceremony.
- Tribute to Dr. Jesus Kumate.
- Time Capsule.
- Gala Dinner.
Master Lectures- 400 years of diplomatic and trade relations between Mexico and Japan.
- The future of trade relations.
- Nikkei, a vision for the future.
Doing Business- Expo Business.
- Business Meetings.
- Job Fair.
- Exchanges and Scholarships Opportunities.
Photo Expo- The first immigrants.
Cultural Evening- Angela Peralta Theater.
Social and Cultural Activities- Origami, ideas on paper.
- Shodo, artistic writing.
- Ikebana, floral arrangements.
- Kitsuke, the art of wearing kimono.
- Biyo, for your best look.
- Seafood Platter.
- Carnival Night.
- Dinner on the Plazuela Machado.
For Youth- Karaoke Night.
- Rally for Mazatlan.

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franciscocordovacelayaThe Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, announced that for the Fall Season 2014 (from October) Delta Airlines added a new flight in the route Los Angeles-Mazatlan with a capacity of 160 people and often six times per week.

This new flight translates into an increase of almost 1,000 seats per week and 20% of international seats.

At the same time, negotiations are underway with other major airlines to the destination, such as: Frontier, Sun Wing, West Jet, among others, because what is sought is to fully recover the seats that had been lost by crisis financial and security wave that hit our country.

This is certainly great news for Mazatlan and for all tourism service providers. Congratulations!

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openingbikeweekLast night in the Plaza de la Moto the official opening of the XIX Mazatlan Bike Week 2014 took place, which was attended by the Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, who arrived the venue aboard of a Harley-Davidson.

During the ceremony before hundreds of motorcyclists, the governor was accompanied by the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, and the Commander of the Third Military Region, General Eduardo Emilio Zarate Landeros.

Within the discourses that accompanied the opening ceremony, prevailed the recognition to the organizers who have made the Bike Week Mazatlan at number one event in Latin America and the exhortation to enjoy each of the scheduled activities respecting the code vial, not combining alcohol with speed and respect the marked limits.

bikeweek2014Later the stage of the Plaza de la Moto roared with the presentation of the first rock concert was given by the brothers Sergio and Francisco Gomez, Akwid group members, who with their originality ignited the minds of those present.

Today the Governor of Sinaloa lead a tour to the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world: the Baluarte Bridge, so if you love motorcycles and you like to get in touch with nature do not miss this awesome regional ride.

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The Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, announced that as part of the XIII National Convention Nikkei 2014 to be held in Mazatlan from 1 to 4 May, a formal City Council meeting was held to symbolically hand over the keys to the city and title of “Distinguished Guest” to Nobou Kishi, Hirofumi Nakasane, Shuichiro Megata, Mitsuro Donowaki and Tetsuya Waka.

Notably Nobou Kishi is the Chief Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and a member of the House of Representatives of Japan and one of the key pieces to the diplomacy of powerful Asian country.

The National Convention Nikkei is a meeting that takes place every year in different cities in Mexico to celebrate diplomatic relations between Mexico and Japan, choosing to host this edition the beautiful port of Mazatlan.

During the Convention will be recalled to the first Japanese who settled in Sinaloa and scholarships for youth exchange will be offered.

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At the request of tourists traveling aboard the Celebrity Cruise of the Celebrity Cruise Line, the U.S. consular agent in Mazatlan announced the arrival of this vessel with 2,725 passengers, who mostly of American origin.

Although the Celebrity cruise was not included in the cruise schedule, the insistence of its crew allow the visit.

Note that these visitors are tourists with high purchasing power who wish to spend a day in the beautiful port of Mazatlan.

Welcome!

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Mazatlan is ready to welcome the 20,000 riders who arrive in this beautiful port to enjoy the Mazatlan International Motorcycle Week 2014 for the first time provides tours of the Magic Towns and Stately of Sinaloa as well as the famous Baluarte Bridge in Concordia.

Being a successful event, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, called authorities to remain vigilant on the issue of security, since one of the priorities will be to take care of the destination for the massive arrival of visitors.

As you know, the Mazatlan International Motorcycle Week 2014 will offer attendees a comprehensive program of activities to enjoy on the beach, Plaza de la Moto, Racetrack of Mazatlan and Regional Tour, without stopping mention the expected rock concerts where will have a special presentation of the ‘El Tri’ and the Great Parade along Mazatlan’s levee.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan welcomes all lovers of the Biker Culture, hoping that this event once again exceeded expectations.

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Apr
21

Mazatlan Sunset Paradise 2014

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mazatlansunsetparadise2014For the fourth consecutive year, Sunset Paradise 2014 brought together the best of House, Deep House and Electropop Music, in an atmosphere of sun, beach and fashion shows in Mazatlan.

From early in the afternoon for four days, hundreds of young people gathered at the Sunset Paradise 2014 got to enjoy beauty pageants, fashion shows and presentations of artists under the blazing sun and wearing colorful bathing suits and bikinis.

During the Festival was attended by DJs Iraq Soria, Cheke, Sexy Devil, Naza Garcia, Karma T, among others, and where the program TeleHit made special recordings of what was experienced during the Mazatlan Sunset Paradise 2014.

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Apr
21

Close the Bandodromo with Fireworks Show

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bandodromomazatlanWith a show of fireworks, Mazatlán’s sky was illuminated to close the ‘Bandodromo’, a new attraction that came to Mazatlan to stay.

Led by the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton, Saturday night took place the official closing of ‘Bandodromo’ on ‘Paseo Olas Altas’, who despite having generated some suspicion in its conception, can meet its goal, be a family space of fun for visitors and local community.

bandodromocarlosfeltonMr. Carlos Felton emphasized that Mazatlan as the importance that represents as tourist destination in Mexico has the obligation to continually reinvent itself, so much as the ‘Par Vial’ (double line) and ‘Bandodromo’ were two initiatives because of its success is likely to improve and implement next year.

“What surprised us is seeing families in the ‘Bandodromo’, as initially thought was going to be for young people, but adults and families won the space, as you could see how children walking or on their tricycles and bicycles enjoyed music and fun alongside their parents. Also presented was the influx of people in wheelchairs so this became what we really wanted, a family destination.”

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mazatlanholyweekThe beautiful port of Mazatlan year after year continues to consolidate as one of the Mexico’s most prized tourist destinations, fulfilled the expectations predicted for this first Holiday period of Holy Week, recording historical figures with an estimated growth of 30% compared to last year.

According to information provided by the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, Mazatlan was visited by 700,000 visitors, an increase of between 200 and 250 thousand more than 2013, which came mostly from El Bajio, Durango, Jalisco and Monterrey.

He explained that until yesterday, hotel occupancy was at 90%, due to the number of outputs that were presented, but from tomorrow on Tuesday the increase is expected for the next start of the International Motorcycle Week Mazatlan 2014, with the arrival of more than 20,000 motorcyclists.

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