Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - After a rewarding first day of business meetings at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center, Tianguis Turístico Mexico attendees were treated to a concert by the renowned Mariachi Vargas and a spectacular fireworks display over Banderas Bay as part of the official inauguration of the 2012 event.
The Mistress of Ceremony, Mexican actress Gloria Calzada, presented the artists and "Puerto Vallarta... you live it more than once," a promotional video that introduces the city's new image and all of the wonderful things that the destination has to offer visitors.
Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, welcomed the travel and tourism industry professionals, distinguished guests, and authorities from various states, saying, "We are making history. With more than 7,000 participants, this edition of Tianguis Turístico has already exceeded expectations."
Beside her, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Salvador Gonzalez and Jalisco Governor Emilio Gonzalez Marquez welcomed all and emphasized the city's fresh new look, saying, "Puerto Vallarta learned that renewing the heart of the city and respecting pedestrians doesn't mean you have to lose the essence of a typical Mexican town."
Later, when interviewed by the press, Jalisco Secretary of Tourism Aurelio López Rocha affirmed his colleagues comments, saying, "the splendor of Puerto Vallarta's historic center can now be enjoyed by both residents and tourists."Translated by The BanderasNews Team