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Good News For Acapulco’s Hotels and Beaches

The destination of Acapulco recently announced the recognition of two local hotels for their quality, safety and service. Representing the destination’s continued evolution as a leading touristic destination, the latest honors were awarded to Mundo Imperial Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property. Two of Acapulco’s beaches were also recognized for their appeal and cleanliness with the prestigious Blue Flag eco-award. Continue reading Good News For Acapulco’s Hotels and Beaches

Hacking #Tianguis2015

by Ron Mader

The Tianguis Turistíco has begun in Mexico, the first time in Acapulco for many years. In 2015 the event promises to transmit press conferences via livestreaming video. Will there be access to presentations and press releases? What will will learn from this year’s event? What will we learn about the local host state, Guerrero?

For those hacking the event, use the Twitter hashtag #Tianguis2015 and let us know what we should pay attention.

I have fond memories of attending Mexico’s Tianguis Turistico, twice when I won the ‘Lente de Plata’ award for Planeta, but in more recent years I have found the Tianguis, like most travel trade shows, needs re-imagining. Compare and contrast:
itb (germany)
indaba (durban, south africa)
tianguis turistico (mexico)
trenz (new zealand)
wtm (london, england)

What do I find wrong with these events? Honestly, I see very few local voices articulated and amplified. We hear more from the ministers and consultants than from the business owners, the guides, the artisans and other locals who stand to benefit from tourism.

As I point out in Mexico Now, the tourism sector is undergoing a transformation that connects locals and visitors as never before. These are the stories we want and need to hear. If tourism trade shows are not delivering, we need to find a way to hack the events to put the spotlight on locals.

What we need from México #mexiconow

Buzzword Bingo: Hack

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Las Brisas Acapulco in the World’s Best Hotels 2011’s List – Travel + Leisure

This year’s Travel + Leisure “World’s Best”  has a fantastic list of Mexico’s finest properties. Things have been very tough for the Acapulco hoteliers this year, so we wanted to give a special shout out to our good friends at Las Brisas Acapulco. They are proof that excellence always thrives in Mexico. Congrats Las Brisas for being world-class for more than 50 years!

MIAMI, FL. – Las Brisas Acapulco has been named one of the ‘Top Resorts in Mexico” by Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2011 World’s Best Hotels in its August 2011’s edition.  Each year Travel + Leisure asks readers to vote on their favorite hotels around the globe. Readers were asked to rate hotels, island destinations, spas, cruise lines, airlines and other travel industry services in their annual readers’ survey; Hotels were evaluated based on five characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value.

“It is a tremendous accomplishment for Las Brisas Acapulco to have been awarded by the highly recognizable and leading travel publication, Travel + Leisure,” said Rafael Millan, CEO for Las Brisas Hotel Collection. “It is an honor to learn that we were rated so highly by the readers, as we continuously strive to deliver excellence and customized service in order to achieve the highest level of satisfaction and loyalty for each of our guests,” added Mr. Millan.

Nancy Novogrod, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure, said this year’s results reflected readers’ travel interests in these challenging economic times. Readers rated the winners in the different categories based on their top priorities: value, intimacy, service, and discovery.

For additional information on the 2011 World’s Best Awards, please visit: http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2011/hotels/resorts-mexico/291 For information visit www.brisas.com.mx.

About Las Brisas Acapulco
Las Brisas Acapulco is located in Acapulco, Mexico, one of the largest tourist regions in the Mexican Pacific. With its distinctive “white and pink” color scheme and the charming bungalow style rooms known as ‘casitas,’ the resort has been a favorite among travelers for over 50 years.

About Las Brisas Hotel Collection
Brisas Hotels and Resorts, Mexico’s luxury hotel leader, operates four Resort properties: Las Brisas Acapulco, Las Brisas Huatulco, Las Brisas Ixtapa and Las Hadas Manzanillo and three Corporate properties: the Galería Plaza in Reforma, Galería Plaza Veracruz and Hacienda Jurica in Querétaro.

Brisas Hotels and Resorts is world renowned for providing unparalleled personalized service and luxury accommodations in a warm, friendly environment in exotic resorts as well as city center locations.

The water’s almost fine

by Ron Mader


The first time I visited Acapulco — for a Tianguis Turistico — I remarked to friends, ‘But where does the sewage go?’ Sure the scenery is beautiful, but the megaresort had failed to keep up with the necessary infrastructure to keep the waters in its crescent-shaped bay clean. Here’s a tidbit — National Water Commission Director Jose Luis Luege Tamargo explained that Acapulco generates 2,010 liters of sewage per second and only 15 per cent, some 310 liters per second, currently receive treatment.

Now the good news. Last week Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a megaplan to clean up beaches on Acapulco Bay, one of the country’s main tourism attractions. Calderon said he would spend 440 million pesos over four years to improve sanitation services. The new investment will improve infrastructure and help to prevent flooding, particularly during hurricane season.