Miami, FL (March 25TH, 2009) – The Mexico Ministry of Tourism and The Mexico Tourism Board’s are excited to announce  the 34th annual Tianguis Turistico, the most important business marketplace event for travel professionals, which will take place on April 26th-29th . Thousands of domestic and international buyers will gather at the popular seaside city of Acapulco at the International Acapulco Center to meet with over 500 suppliers.

The travel trade show is the largest of its kind in Latin America and this edition will include daily press conferences from tourist professionals, from both the public and private sectors, as well as the many destinations throughout Mexico and of course the opportunity to network between buyers and sellers. Destinations compete for the top legendary after parties, highlighting the reasons why Acapulco is the ultimate tourist destination. This year, Mexico Premiere will present the first ever Nick Gallo Award, started by in honor of the late travel writer, Nick Gallo.

Tourism is very important to Mexico’s economy, since it is the country’s third source of revenue and that is reflected in the scope and extravagance of this always delightful and productive event. Unlike the majority of tourism fairs, which promote tourism to several countries, Tianguis Turistico sells and promotes one single country-Mexico; a unique destination for its diversity, culture, natural beauty, historical background, and the warmth that characterizes the Mexican people

Since opening 34 years ago, the Tianguis Turistico has been a unique platform of business for the commercialization of products and tourist services, and year after year the number of buyers and exhibitors has increased.

Last year, there was an 11 percent increase in the number of businesses exhibitors compared to 2007, and the 32 Mexican states were present, as well as other countries that integrate Mexico with the International Mayan World such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize.

For booth space for or additional information about the fair, please visit:

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB  is  Mexico’s  tourism  promotion  agency, and its participants include members  of  both  the  private  and  public  sectors.  The MTB has offices throughout    North    America,    Europe,   Japan    and   Latin   America.  For more information on destinations and online trip bookings please go to .

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