nikkeimariolopezvaldezThe National Convention Nikkei 2014 that was held in the city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa last weekend, helped to connect entrepreneurs of Mazatlan with Japanese diplomats and businessmen, showing a strong interest in seed trade links between the two countries through the North Economic Corridor linking Matamoros with Mazatlan.

esperanzakasugaMeanwhile, Esperanza Kasuga, President of the Mexico-Japan Association of Mazatlan and organizer, mentioned that four centuries of exchange between the two countries have borne fruit with strong commercial, cultural and social ties and the relationship to Mazatlan goes back 400 years, when a group of Japanese arrived in Mazatlan in 1842 and were aided by the ‘mazatlecos’ defraying expenses for their return.

Rodolfo Madero, leader of Coparmex recognized in Japanese culture of great examples to be learned and spoke of the contacts that have been established for future business between Japanese investors and Sinaloa in the frame of the meeting.

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With the presence of the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, among others, today will realize the opening ceremony of the Tourism Tianguis Mexico 2014 to be held from 6 to 9 May in the beautiful city of Cancun, Quintana Roo.

The Lakam Center Riviera Maya Cancun will be the venue that hosts the 32 Mexican states will be participating in this important tourism exhibition where the presence of 31 purchasing companies from 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, 44 companies from 10 countries in Latin America, 359 companies traditional markets of the U.S. and 58 in Canada, predict a strong impetus to the promotion and marketing of products and tourist services of Mexico.

For its part, the state of Sinaloa, led by Tourism Secretary, Francisco Cordova Celaya and with the special participation of Governor Mario Lopez Valdez, focus its tourist proposal in:

  • Mazatlan, renovated and safe destination.
  • Culiacan and its Convention Center.
  • Northern Zone, with Los Mochis and the Copper Canyon.
  • The Integrally Planned Center Teacapan.
  • Magical Towns: Cosala, El Fuerte and El Rosario.
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The Baseball Club ‘Venados de Mazatlan’ provided to local and state authorities the project for the new stadium for ‘Venados de Mazatlan’, the proposal includes the construction of an enclosure with capacity for 16,500 seats and a capacity for up to 20,000 fans.

The President of the Club Venados de Mazatlan, Ismael Barros Cebreros indicated that a large group of architects worked on the design of the new stadium and is expected to commence construction of it later this year or early 2015 and could be completed before the end of the current management of Mario Lopez Valdez (Governor of Sinaloa).

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fridakahloFrom today until May 29 on the ground floor of Shopping Mall Galerias Mazatlan is open to the public the exhibition Frida Kahlo without walls that under a cultural environment by the Institute of Culture was opened by the Director of Tourism of Mazatlan, Manuel Rico, and accompanied by special guests who watched the exhibition enjoying delicious snacks and live jazz music.

If you live in or are visiting Mazatlan, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this magnificent work at Galerias Mazatlan.

See you there!

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With a stand of 180 square meters, 16 cabins for tourist and hotel operators as well as the seminar “Sinaloa and Magical Towns”, the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa announced that it is all set for the participation of the state in the Tourism Tianguis Mexico 2014 to be held in Quintana Roo from 6 to 9 May.

Just a week to start such an important event, the Sinaloa delegation has prepared the logistics of this activity, to provide national and international buyers the best of Sinaloa, where the participation of a greater number of international companies are expected and assistance of 8,000 people related to tourism industry.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan is confident that this monumental event further strengthens tourism activity in Sinaloa and Mexico.

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islaclarionYesterday afternoon, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, presided a meeting aboard the ship Isla Clarion to inform tour operators, hoteliers and persons related to Mazatlan’s tourist activity, new products and services that offer this boat.

Under the concept of Business Meetings, Weddings, Private Parties and Sports Fishing Trips, the vessel Isla Clarion increases and diversifies its services orientated to tourists, businessmen, couples and local community.

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mariolopezvaldezsinaloaThe Governor of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez, reported that there is strong interest from investors in Mazatlan with the growing demand and consolidation that is taking in the country.

Important accommodation and infrastructure projects are to be defined in Mazatlan, as the arrival of the major chain Camino Real and expanding centers hosting El Cid and Emerald Bay.

These investments will be made by the trust that Mazatlan has been generating, not only concerning safety, but the increased tourist flow, which has benefited from the opening of the Mazatlan-Durango highway.

Similarly, businessman Ernesto Coppel Kelly, already presented the project of the MUSMA museum, which will provide identity to Mazatlan and hope to do soon.


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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:

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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