Mazatlán Selected as Host City for Mexico’s Tianguis Turístico 2018

Mazatlán, known as the ‘Colonial City on the Beach’ has been selected as the site for the 43rd Tianguis Turístico in 2018, winning out over Guadalajara, and Querétaro. In the end, the Tianguis selection committee assessed three proposals, considering air connectivity, hotel capacity and meetings and exhibition space. The selection process leaded by the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) and the Mexico Tourism Board started about two months ago, and the committee also included members of the Chamber of Commerce, the National Business Tourism Council and the Mexican Hotel Association. The decision was unanimous.

Mazatlán, (photo provided by Mazatlán Tourism Board via

Mazatlán, (photo provided by Mazatlán Tourism Board)

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 among Mexican destinations since 2012 and has included beach resorts such as Cancún and Puerto Vallarta.

Mazatlán is extremelly honored for this designation that will give travel and tourism delegates from around the world an excellent opportunity to do business with this Mexican Pacific beach destination and to show the great destination that Mazatlán is, because of its natural attractions, history, cultural heritage, gastronomy and hospitable people, as well as show updates in infrastructure, services and air connectivity.

Mazatlan, (photo by Mazatlan Tourism Board)

Mazatlán, (photo by Mazatlán Tourism Board)

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.
Tianguis Turístico is the most important tourism event of Mexico and a platform to develop partnerships, generate awareness for the host the destination, and showcase unique tourism offerings.

Tianguis Turístico 2017 will be held in Acapulco, March 27-30, 2017. 

About Mazatlán
Recognized for its world-class beaches, golfing, gastronomy and cultural offering, Mazatlán is an ideal vacation getaway for all ages on the Mexican Riviera: The Historic District, a 7k Boardwalk, 12 miles of pristine beaches and charming surrounding villages such as El Quelite, Copala, Concordia and El Rosario; experience the famous Ángela Peralta Theater nearby the charming Plazuela Machado; and taste the exquisite gastronomy, whether a local pastry shop in Old Mazatlán or the world-famous seafood. Go Mazatlán.  For more information about the destination please go to: www.GoMazatlá

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

4 comments for “Mazatlán Selected as Host City for Mexico’s Tianguis Turístico 2018

  1. 2017-11-05 at 10:30 am

    Will the conference have a publication provided to attendees in which one can advertise ? Perhaps even classified ads?

    • 2017-11-07 at 6:37 am

      Hello Eugene, I suggest you contact the conference organizers for your inquiry.

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