On March 4th and 5th, our own little corner in the Sea of Cortez welcomed a group of prestigious Mexican travel agencies, showcasing all the qualities Puerto Peñasco has to offer visitors. These offerings include our natural wonders, hotel infrastructure, beach activities, eco-tourism, adventures, culinary delights, and tours, among other services in this tourism port.
Among the visiting agencies are: BDMX Incoming with offices in Queretaro; Encuentro T with offices in the southern part of the country and the Riviera Maya, Grupo Meca with offices in Mexico, Cancun and Italy, Juliá Travel, Mexcellence Travel, Seventours, Mexitours with offices in Mexico City, as well as SAT Mexico Corporation with offices in Mexico City, UK, Germany, and Brazil.
These agencies cover aspects of cultural and recreational travel, conferences and conventions, culinary, adventure, eco, sun, and beach tourism, among others.
Lizette Ibarra, director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) reported this first FAM TRIP of 2020 is promoted by the Sonora State Tourism Office (COFETUR) and the Magos & Magos advertising agency of Mexico City, in coordination with the Convention & Visitors Bureaus of Sonora.
She explained that, aside from giving them a presentation of Puerto Peñasco as the most important tourist destination in Northwestern Mexico, these agencies will actually be doing diagnostics and observations on improvements we can make as a beach destination in order to make it more attractive for travel agencies and their clients.
The FAM TRIP included a session where tour operators and tourism companies converge to establish business connections, and an itinerary that included visits to emblematic sites such as the Shuck Toak Museum at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, and a boat cruise around the bay.
After this first encounter with the travel agencies, the FAM TRIP will continue with visits to other destinations across Sonora as the agents learn more about the state’s beauty and tourism offerings.