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Acapulco Expects 470,000 Holiday Tourists

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 22 December, 2010

(Acapulco, JG 22 December) The tourism promotion authorities in Acapulco have estimated that 470,000 tourists will visit the port city for the year-end holidays, implying some 652 million pesos of economic inflow. The announcement was made as interim Mayor José Luis Ávila Sánchez officially launched the operation to provide extra services and security to visitors to Acapulco.

In a ceremony in the Plaza de Francia, public safety director Héctor Paulino Vargas López told reporters that the “Guadalupe-Reyes” Program (December 12 to January 6) will have the participation of 447 city police, 481 traffic police, 101 tourist police and 82 public safety personnel. Twenty-seven mobile health units and 30 ATV’s will be in operation along the tourist zone.

Tourism Promotion Secretary Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona also announced that the traditional New Year’s fireworks display all around Acapulco’s bay will involve almost 21,000 detonations and will last 10 to 15 minutes. The show will be visible from every beach location.

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