We are off to a slow start this year in the Tourism and Real Estate Sectors. Mexico, in large part due to industrial activity, is riding out the global economic crisis. The real estate market in the tourist zone remains soft, but there are some a few bright spots and REALTORS® are entering the year with cautious optimism. The global economic crisis and the misleading and sometimes inaccurate reports emanating from the U.S. are not helping us. One Puerto Vallarta real estate company Tropicasa is pushing back. The company is running full page advertisement in Vallarta Lifestyles. The advertisements “Travel Advisory: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico” poke fun at the alerts by showing happy vacationers enjoying their vacations.
Mexico Pushes Back Against Texas and U.S. Travel Alerts
The Governor of Quintana Roo and the Mayor of Los Cabos, B.C.S. have energetically rejected the claim of the State of Texas that Cancun and Los Cabos are not safe destinations for Spring Breakers. Both agreed that the warning is absurd, frivolous and without fact.
Meanwhile, at the national level, the President of the Mexican Hotel Association has lashed out against Travel Warnings that are sometimes inaccurate if not false. Speaking at the annual hotel convention in Irapuato, Guanajuato Fernando Olivera had this to say on the subject. “It is unfair that the United States spends more than $250 million to lure Mexican tourists to the U.S. while belittling Mexico. Perhaps the income from Mexican tourists is one way to help combat the economic crisis of the country to the North.”