Acapulco Ensures Safety for Tourists, Tianguis to Return in 2015

acapulcoDuring Tianguis Turistico 2013 in Puebla, Mexico Travel Agent sat down with Pedro Haces, president of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office, to find out what's going on in the destination.

Of course, first item on our mind was safety, as Acapulco has been having a difficult time in recent years. "Regarding safety, we are working hard to spread the wor that Acapulco is a safe destination," says Haces. "Yes, things happen in all destinations and Acapulco is no exception. But the current perception is skewed and we want travelers to feel confident that they can come to Acapulco and have an amazing vacation experience."

Haces also tells us that the Governor of Guerrero (the state in which Acapulco is located) has recently implemented a multi-million dollar investment for the purchase of new police equipment and training in advanced security changes. The initiative was marked by the graduation of 400 new officers from the federal Police Academy and the inauguration of new facilities for the State Police in Acapulco.

Haces wants agents to know that they can feel confined tabour sending their clients  to Acapulco. "We are experiencing high occupancy levels in our hotels (95 percent hotel occupancy in March) and we have a lot of great, new offerings that we are excited to share with our visitors."

Agents should note that Tianguis Turistico will return to Acapulco in 2015. Acapulco is the birth place of Tianguis and so is built to handle the magnitude of the event, from hotels to infrastructure.