For the first time, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) accompanied the Golden Vacations wholesaler to its 62nd international caravan, exclusive to the destinations of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, which included the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca, Ecuador.
The caravan was attended by exhibitors including AM Resorts, Sheraton Buganvilias, Marival Group and Traffic DMC. 280 “top producers” travel agents of Golden Vacation attended. It also had the support and participation of airlines such as Copa and Aeroméxico.
Golden Vacations is one of the main wholesalers of Ecuador, it´s part of the select Copa Vacations group, Since the announcement of Copa Airlines flight to Puerto Vallarta this business partner made an approach with this tourism office and the colleagues of Riviera Nayarit, to carry out a commercial work plan and start a promotion strategy for both destinations.
It should be noted that since December 2018 Ecuadorians do not require a visa to enter Mexico, which undoubtedly opens a very large opportunity to receive a greater number of visitors to Puerto Vallarta, as airlines report an average of 60% increase in the number of flights to Mexico since that announcement.
Currently the ways to get to Puerto Vallarta are via Panama with Copa Airlines direct to Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara from Quito or Guayaquil (for those who like to make circuits), and via Mexico City with Aeromexico. Aeromexico recently announced that from May they will fly to Mexico City from Guayaquil two times a week.