March 22, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- At the closing of Tianguis Turistico, celebrated in the city of
's Secretary of Tourism
Claudia Ruiz Massieu
Rafael Moreno Valle
announced that event surpassed expectations, registering 26,288 business meetings and successfully promoted
's tourist destinations on a global scale.
Tianguis Turistico Mexico is the primary platform for business and promotion of tourism in
. This year 673 buyers (319 domestic and 354 from 42 countries), and representatives from the country's 32 states were in attendance.
Countries participating for the first time included
In her closing message, Secretary
set a new benchmark for Tianguis Turistico as the first colonial city to host the event.
announced that in 2014 Tianguis Turistico will take place in
has become a significant driver of business within
's tourism industry, and said that the goal for next year will be to surpass the strong results achieved this year in
, Governor of
, said that a new age for
's tourism industry has arrived and the industry has become a major driver of wealth and is a key source of employment.
Governor Borge noted that his administration plans to invest
100 billion pesos
in tourist infrastructure, working to promote different destinations and tourism sectors throughout the country.