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Dr. Francisco Cordova Celaya, Secretary of Tourism for Sinaloa is holding a press conference this Friday Oct 4th at The Hotel Playa Mazatlan to announce the upcoming Brenster and Carrum Canadian Country Concert Series Shows that will take place between Nov. 2013 and April 2014 here in Mazatlan, Mexico. Local media, Television, Radio and Newspaper will be in attendance to cover this event.
Thanks to the efforts realized by the Government of the Sinaloa in strengthening the security of Mazatlan’s port and for the arduous labor and negotiations made by the Governor Mario Lopez Valdez and his collaborators with shipowners of United States, three major cruise lines announce their return to the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Mexico this fall and early next year 2014:
Holland America Line back in November with Veendam
Norwegian Cruise Line back in December with Norwegian Star
Azamara Club Cruises back in early 2014 with Azamara Quest
As part of the strategy, they presented reports endorsed by federal authorities of the falling trend in crime rates from 2011 that has presented the state, where it has been invested to just over 60 million pesos. In addition, Mazatlan’s destination has created a tourism corridor that connects the tour that the tourists do from the cruise pier to the historical center of the city, covering the main tourist attractions and integrating security cameras working 24 hours a day under the supervision of the local and tourist police.
This certainly is great news for Mazatlan and demonstrates the excellent results that have thrown the program implemented by the Government of Sinaloa to decrease the perception of insecurity with which the port of Mazatlan was catalogued.
Source: Los Angeles Times
On Tuesday September 10 in the Gaviotas venue of Hotel Playa Mazatlan, the out-standing lecturer and businessman Jorge Flores Kelly gave a Magistral Conference which was entitled “Mexico Think Positive” where the leader affirmed “to know more Mexico and believe that is a better country than they paint it will help to project it this way, as a future economic power”.
Organized by Coparmex Canacintra and Transformacion Organizacional (Organizational Transformation), the conference “Mexico Think Positive” was attended by over 400 people consisting mainly by businessmen, young students and employees from different local companies who were caught by the exhibition of Kelly Flores on having informed real data of our country and projections.
Jorge Flores Kelly noted that “countries that traditionally were pushed the economic growth were United States, Europe and Japan. We are seeing now that these countries have reached a certain maturity in their populations and economies that do not grow as easily. What is the impact? Is that countries that are going to grow in the coming years are emerging economies, including Mexico.”
He also assured that the hard data show that Mexico is one of the countries that have the greatest contribution to the world economy; it will be the fifth power in the coming years. He regretted that many Mexicans still believe that there is no progress or prosperity. And the negative comments manage to take root so much in the citizens that the topics of weak and poor are part of family conversations.
Jorge Flores Kelly, who was born in Mazatlan, is a natural leader and visionary with a multifaceted and impressive career based international education and extensive professional experience in both: the public and private sectors. He is a creator of the civil project ‘The Catalyst’ and author of the book ‘Mexico Think’.
Hotel Playa Mazatlan extends its sincere congratulations to Kelly Flores and all the team that made possible the realization of this kind of event in Mazatlan.
Because Sinaloa has much to offer its visitors, the Sinaloa State Government headed by Governor Mario Lopez Valdez, launches the institutional program “Conoce Sinaloa” (Know Sinaloa) that has as intention integrate the tourist supply of the state bringing together culture, gastronomy, art, adventure, extreme sports, beaches, between others.
With this effort, for only $770 mexican pesos per person the national, local and foreign tourism will be able to realize a tour for two days and one night at any of the Stately and Magical Towns that the state has, including you for the same price transportation, food, lodging, admission to tourist sites, personalized attention and variety of entertainment and recreation.
The state government chose Mocorito’s municipality to began last August 31 the state program “Conoce Sinaloa” (Know Sinaloa), as this region has a wide tourist gastronomic and cultural offer, legacy left by Rafael and Eustaquio Buelna and Agustina Ramirez, very prompt which will allow to add to the Magic Towns of Cosala, El Fuerte and El Rosario.
Know Sinaloa and discover the natural, historical and cultural beauties that our state has!
From October 17 to December 18 we will celebrate in Mazatlan the Cultural Festival Mazatlan 2013, one of the most important forums for artistic expression and whose quality awards a preponderant national place, which has allowed to Mazatlan to be positioned as one of the principal cultural destinations of the northwest of Mexico.
The events calendar of the Cultural Festival Mazatlan 2013 extends for two months summoning a wide national and foreign audience and creating new audiences that fill the venues where they appear as the beautiful Angela Peralta Theater, churches, squares and open spaces of Mazatlan’s rural and urban zone.
Soon we will be announcing the official billboard of the Cultural Festival Mazatlan 2013, an option to visit Mazatlan and discover the wonders it offers.
As part of the promotional and advertising activities that the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa is carrying out in coordination with the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlan in the state of Minnesota to present Mazatlan as the best beach alternative in Mexico, Mazatlan was at the Minnesota State Fair in its nearly 150 years of existence has grown to become one of the largest state fairs in the country which attract about 1.7 million visitors each year.
The advertising strategy included the presentation of a ‘Gastronomic Truck’ where audience tasting a typical saucer of our port: the Shrimp Ceviche, whose singular recipe was prepared and presented by Chef Marino Maganda who traveled from the city in the company of the public relations team of the Association of Hotels and U.S. company Ogilvy. In addition, the thousands of attendees who enjoyed our traditional shrimp ceviche also had the opportunity to participate in a series of contests and raffes for prizes including all-inclusive trips to Mazatlan.
According to preliminary figures presented by Ogilvy, Mazatlan was favored not only by the exposure to thousands of visitors kept on the premises of the fair, but also for the coverage provided media through social networks and the radio and television programs.
This is one of the many activities that are taking place in the neighboring country to attract more tourists during the winter holiday season that already comes closer, where Mazatlan is highlighted not only by the tranquility and beauty of its beaches but because it offers a range of options for all visitors on having programs and cultural venues, parks and recreational activities for the whole family, restaurants offering national and international cuisine, nightlife with different musical genres, tours to magical towns, eco-adventure activities, among much more.
Shortly it will participate in the prestigious annual fair for travel agents MLT University at the end of September in Minnesota, will be a training reservations to the agents Delta Vacations, and Mazatlan’s seminar to promote its attractions between travel agents, organizers groups and media in the middle of October in Minnesota, where it is expected the participation of Governor Mario Lopez Valdez.
Mazatlan it is outlined as one of the best travel options in Mexico with more than 12,000 air seats of Minneapolis’s international airport across Delta Airlines and Sun Country.
Vive Mazatlan and discovers why it is known as the Pearl of the Pacific!
Because Sinaloa has much to offer, Claudia Peniche and Carlos Lopez, two great photographers ‘mazatlecos’ seeking spread through their work the hope that they have in Mazatlan and in general Sinaloa, is a better place to live, leaving aside the stigma that is a violent place and related to drug cartels. Their mission is to show to the world through the art of photography the best it has our state: its PEOPLE.
To make this dream a reality, Claudia Peniche and Carlos Lopez decide to join together to participate in the inter call that throws the visual artist JR, through the Inside Out Project, which invites all to show the real face of the world through ordinary characters who live the communities, street people become the protagonists of society, always with white and black faces.
“The stigma with which load Sinaloa in the world is that it is a place where there is violence, it is related to the drug cartels. From outside it looks like a place full of violence, drug dealers, and do not know here there are very fun and hard-working people, who dance, sing, laugh, love and that have hope to live in a better place. You see it in the face of the divers of the Sanchez Taboada, the fishermen of the North Beach, a beggar, the waiters in the restaurants, the sweeper. We portray all those faces, all those positive people are Mazatlan” said the photographer Claudia Peniche who was enthusiastic about the project and decided to get involved looking for a great purpose:
“We want people to be more positive, to stop talking about negative things. We believe that there is hope because there are more people in Mazatlan committed to nature, to work, to welfare, than the negative.”
For its part, the creator of this project,JR, is a French contemporary artist who began his incursion in the art through the graffiti, later developed into photography and decided to use this tool to put the world ‘upside down’ changing into something positive the negative thing that it emphasizes and defines many contemporary societies. In the Internet forum TED talks, won the award for best speech of the year on having spoken about his project and which showed faces of Muslims and Jews who held the same office in the Gaza region, showing that we are all essentially equal.
“Yes there is hope for Sinaloa, there are great more people who believe that lives in a very cool place and they are happy. To others, which are in the negative side, we want to say to them that it exists another face, which they pass of this side”, said Carlos Lopez.
Currently in Inside Out Project has a section entitled “Hope for Sinaloa” which embodies the work of Claudia Peniche and Carlos Lopez, and residents and visitors can admire this work at Paseo Claussen, Del Mar Avenie, cruise of the Aquarius and in boats of the North Beach.
Hotel Playa Mazatlan extends its sincere congratulations to Claudia Peniche and Carlos Lopez for his courageous and unique proposal invites us all to continue to fight for a better Mexico.
Mazatlan, an idyllic beach destination nestled in the mexican pacific, is undoubtedly one of the favorite destinations for those fleeing the cold and looking for a warm and cozy environment, since Mazatlan offers to the winter tourism a colonial experience combined with miles of golden beaches.
• Sun Country offering 27 flights twice a week from Minneapolis, operating from December 21, 2013 and closing the winter season on April 6, 2014.
These flights represent 9,600 seats from Minneapolis to Mazatlan, an increase of 237% over the number of seats from the previous season and currently winter bookings for autumn season reflecting a growth of 18% over the previous year.
These numbers go align with the good results registered in the current summer season predicted to be one of the best in terms of number of visitors.
Historical Center - framed with a beautiful neoclassic tropical architecture, the visitor will be able to enjoy an evening in a good coffee shop, the beauty of theCathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a visit to one of the oldest markets the port, “The Pino Suarez Market”, tasting delicious dishes in one of the restaurants in the Plazuela Machado accompanied by live music from all genres and to continue enjoying the Angela Peralta Theater which are planning as part of its winter attractions a number of cultural programs including classical music performances, plays and Beethoven Festival.
Come to enjoy Mazatlan and explore each of its individualities that as tourist destination offers to its visitors and discover why it is also recognized as a gem of Mexico, “The Pearl of the Pacific”.
In order to guarantee that Mazatlan is a tourist destination sustainable and pollution-free as part of the 9th National Clean Beaches Meeting celebrated in Acapulco Guerrero, ‘Playa Gaviotas’ (seagulls beach) obtained this distinction along with five other resorts in the country.
Clean Beaches Certification ensures that beaches meet the provisions of the norm NMX-AA-120-SCFI-2006 SEMARNAT“Sustainability requirements and specifications of quality of the beaches”. The norm includes environmental measures to protect the environment in the tourist beaches, involving:
- Water quality.
- Solid waste.
- Coastal infrastructure.
- Security and services.
- Environmental education and noise pollution.
Playa Gaviotas is the first certified recreational beach at the state and one of 27 in our country, this will allow that both residents and visitors could enjoy a clean recreation area.
This certification commits the Committee of Mazatlan’s Clean Beaches to continue working to maintain the cleanliness of this resort and to extend the certifications to other parts of the state. That is why you will see along Playa Gaviotas trash deposits and signs of certification and respect in favor of supporting this clean zone.
In an interview conducted by the newspaper ‘El Debate’ Isauro Salas, Hotel Playa Mazatlan worker, is indicated that nowadays that all swimmers are briefed properly how to use separators trash deposits before entering the beach area and the beach workers and employees of the hotels are on the lookout for changing plastic bags to prevent that the garbage spills.
All these efforts would be set aside without the involvement of citizens, which is having an excellent response to preserve free sand of plastic, bottles, cigarette butts and other waste, today instead to visit Playa Gaviotas you will appreciate an area free of pollution with hundreds of tourists enjoying the sun and sea of Mazatlan.
Hotel Playa Mazatlan, working TOGETHER for a clean Mazatlan!
According to alerts issued by the U.S. Government to inform their co-s on the general conditions of different cities and states of the Mexican Republic, was released that Mazatlan was exempt from this warning list so it categorizes this tourist destination of Mexico as a safe city to visit.
Through a statement posted on its website, the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State specifies that the Historical Center and the Golden Zone of Mazatlan are safe places to visit and enjoy in family. The communiqué highlighted the efforts made by the Mexican Government in their fight against organized crime to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors in most tourist destinations.
According to information provided by the State Department, about 150,000 Americans crossing the border into Mexico daily and in Mazatlan live around 5000 citizens of the United States.
Mazatlan, a beautiful port in the state of Sinaloa, is a perennial favorite of those who flee of the cold and looking for a warm and welcoming environment. Also known as the “Pearl of the Pacific”, Mazatlan is one of the few beach destinations that combines the sea with the culture and its natural beauty and gastronomy which have made it as one of the most important tourist ports of Mexico.
Vive Mexico and discover Mazatlan!