Latest figures issued by the Ministry of Tourism in Mexico predicted that Puerto Vallarta’s hotels will be reporting 80% occupancy by the end of this summer (2013). The statistics were discussed in Hotel News Resource in an article published online, August, 2013 referring to the signs that Puerto Vallarta’s tourists industry is set to rise again. The article also mentioned how almost $80 million dollars was heading towards the economy over the season. The report by the Ministry of Tourism is welcomed by local businesses, hotels and traders in Puerto Vallarta hoping that it is a sign of a significant turn in the area’s fortunes after being hit by the world financial crisis.
Initiatives that are said to have had a positive effect on the popularity of Puerto Vallarta this year include a large scale promotional campaign, nationally and abroad, to advertise the advantages of taking a vacation in Puerto Vallarta. There have also been a number of significant new flight routes proposed for the coming year such as New York JFK, Philadelphia, St Louis in the USA and Manchester and London Gatwick in Great Britain. Greater accessibility is sure to have positive impact on the popularity of the destination.
What is most promising about these rising numbers of visitors to Puerto Vallarta is that the destination is back on the map as one of the world’s most popular beach destinations. Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer tourists, from the Malecon and its colorful nightlife to chic dining and art galleries. There are also a lot of activities to entice visitors to return year after year, such as swimming with dolphins, ATV tours, horseback riding, paddle boarding, kite-surfing, mountain biking, diving, snorkeling, kayaking and so much more.