National Tourism Fair Opens in Mexico City
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
The 47th edition of Mexico’s annual national tourism fair, Tianguis Turístico, opened on Monday, March 27, in Mexico City’s Citibanamex Business Center.
This is the first time that the Tianguis, which traditionally has been held in the Pacific resort town of Acapulco, is being held in the capital.
The three-day fair, which was jointly inaugurated by Mexican Tourism Secretary Miguel Torruco Marqués and Mexico City Governor Claudia Sheinbaum, is the largest in the Tianguis history, with more than 150 participating exhibitors.
According to Mexican government figures, over the course of the three days, the Tianguis will be visited by no less than 2,000 national and international buyers.
During the inauguration, Torruco Marqués spoke about the Mexican tourism industry’s economic comeback from the covid-19 pandemic.
In 2022, Mexico received more than $28 billion in international tourism revenues, 14 percent higher than in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, he said.