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Thirty Ambassadors Visit Acapulco

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 July, 2011

(Acapulco, El Sur 6 July) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero announced that this weekend Acapulco will receive visits from thirty ambassadors from various countries, posted to Mexico. According to his statement, this should help demonstrate that the destination is secure, and how reports to the contrary are exaggerated. He said that competing resorts have spread negative stories, distorting the information. Acapulco is Mexico´s largest and oldest tourist destination.

Ambassadors from the Philippines, Israel, Lebanon, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, South Africa, Poland, Saudi Arabia and others will be received in Acapulco and given tours of the area. This is in preparation for the Cultural Fair that will be hosted in Acapulco in August and September, with the participation of 64 countries.

The Governor asked, “Why are they coming to Acapulco? It is because we want to show them the beauty of the location, and that the reality is different from the stories circulating elsewhere, which often are planted by competing tourist destinations.” He added that one of the goals of his government is to restore Acapulco’s reputation to what it was during its best years, and he called on the tourist services industry to roll out the red carpet for its distinguished visitors.

With schools now out for summer vacation, Acapulco will receive thousands of families for summer holidays. All three levels of government are working to provide additional security for its visitors, with a new fleet of police cars and the presence of 8,366 police officers. The cooperation agreement was formally signed yesterday by the Governor and the Mayor of Acapulco, Manuel Añorve Baños.
The state department of tourism has indicated that Guerrero should expect 860,891 visitors this weekend in the so-called “Triangle of the Sun,” which includes Taxco, Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. This implies over 60% hotel occupancy and an economic inflow of over $3 billion pesos.

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