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April 18th Vallarta News Brief and Upcoming Events

April 18, 2014

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Puerto Vallarta news headlines and community announcements, plus a couple of upcoming local events that you won't want to miss.

Praise for Vallarta Nayarit Rebranding

During the recent Gala Vallarta Nayarit 2014 trade show, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau polled wholesalers for their opinion of the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit joint promotion. Six months after the Mexico Tourism Board rebranded Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit as "Vallarta Nayarit" in its marketing campaign, it appears that the strategy is playing well among domestic and North American wholesalers. They agreed that the joint effort spearheaded by the Mexico Tourism Board is a strategy that is boosting their sales and simplifying their workloads. According to Apple Vacations' West Coast product manager, Sue Zacharias, "The support given to travel agents, along with the training and information provided as well as the fam trips, is definitely working." Read the full article on

PVMC Artistic Director Position Opening

The Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus, a group of approximately 30-40 volunteer singers, has a position opening for an Artistic Director. The ideal candidate will be someone who is fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish, a Mexican national and/or a music leader with demonstrated success in working in multi-cultural and generational settings. The candidate must be passionate and knowledgeable about the art of male choral music as well as a proven leader and inspiring music educator. The candidate must be a team builder and player, fully supportive of the organization’s Mission Statement and Leadership Code of Conduct. For a more detailed description of qualifications and duties, please visit The PVMC's current Artistic Director, Bob Bruneau, will continue to be an active member of the chorus. Bruneau founded the Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus in 2012 with the mission to present quality male choral music in English and Spanish, performed by the local and foreign gay community, and to use the power of this music to help build bridges of greater acceptance to the member’s families, the city of Puerto Vallarta, and Mexico.

VivaAerobus Increases Flights to Puerto Vallarta

Mexico's low-cost airline, VivaAerobus, began its second route to Puerto Vallarta on April 11, 2014, this time with four weekly flights from Mexico City. The 660-kilometer sector will be flown utilizing the carrier's 144-seat 737-300s and will face extensive competition from weekly flights offered by Aeromexico (37), Interjet (14) and Volaris (9) - but with VivaAerobus' competitive rates, and tickets for May through September flights now being offered at $698 pesos each way, you can save up to 50% on travel. The low-cost airline is also now serving Puerto Vallarta from Monterrey, with one-way tickets being offered at $538 pesos for May through September flights.

Upcoming Events in Puerto Vallarta and Around Banderas Bay
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• Cochinita Pibil Cooking Class at El Arrayán

• Earth Day Celebratation at Marina Riviera Nayarit

• The Legendary Tom Coster to Perform at the VYC

• 10th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 4