Acapulco Announces New New Airport and More at Tianguis Turistico

Beach in Acapulco Mexico
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Acapulco tourism authorities have confirmed that the city will host the 2019 Tianguis Turístico, a travel trade show in Mexico. The announcement was made during the 43rd edition of Tianguis Turístico in Mazatlán, Mexico. Several new developments were also announced at the event, including Acapulco’s newly expanded General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport, which officially opened this week.

Among the most noticeable aspects of the new airport expansion is its size: it is now 204,514 square feet in area, an increase of 75,347 square feet over the old airport. The new terminal has an eco-conscious design that aims at reducing environmental impact, while the latest in airport technology enhances the experience and security of travelers to Acapulco. 

Visitors are now also greeted with an expanded array of restaurants, cafes and artisan shops to buy locally made Mexican crafts, as well a selection of stores selling liquors, wines and other alcoholic beverages. The modern construction also takes in the latest advances in earthquake and hurricane resistance.

During Tianguis, Acapulco also announced major development plans, including the $8 million-dollar renovation of the Traditional Zone consisting of a refresh to the historic town square, La Quebrada, La Roqueta and the Museum of the 7 Regions, new lighting and video mapping of San Diego Fort and updates to the boarding and disembarkation areas of Caleta and Caletilla beaches.

Additionally, the airport expansion and the recent inauguration of the second floor Tlalpan Viaduct reducing the journey from Mexico City to Acapulco will help positively impact the influx of visitors to the destination, officials said.

Grupo Autofin’s “Master Plan” is continuing to advance with major enhancements of the Pierre Mundo Imperial and Princess Mundo Imperial, as well as the following new developments: Spa Tlalli, Turtle Dunes Golf Clubhouse, Gourmet Beach, Hotel Prince by Mundo Imperial, Hotel Marqués Boutique, Residences and Luxury Condominiums, Hotel Boutique Only You, Diamante Retirement Homes, Princess Medical Center, Premium Shopping Center, an eco-amusement park called Aventura Guerrero, a new tennis stadium, security towers, and Princess University. These projects are expected to be completed between through 2022.

Similarly, the Gran Plaza Hotel Acapulco, located on Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue, began a $8.5 million-dollar renovation to be executed by 2019. The project consists of the remodeling of its event spaces, guest rooms, public areas, modernization of elevators, and new technology.

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