Unprecedented exchange presents opportunity to highlight travel to Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro announced he and Pima District 4 County Supervisor Ray Carroll will be symbollicaly “switching roles” next week as Carroll will be visiting Puerto Peñasco, hosted by City Hall, while Munro will spend two days in Tucson fulfilling a busy agenda prepared by Carroll. Though surely unforeseen at the time planning of such an exchange began, this comes at a fortuitous time following the update on Travel Warnings to parts of Mexico issued Jan. 19th by the U.S. State Department.

Noting his goal with the upcoming unprecedented exchange is to further promote Puerto Peñasco in Tucson, the Mayor added, “I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify the recent travel warning does not imply anything in Puerto Peñasco. Puerto Peñasco is mentioned solely because there are people traveling over the border crossing in Lukeville, and the only recommendation is for people to travel by day as a standard protocol. There is no travel safety alert for Puerto Peñasco.”

The local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) also responded to the Jan. 19th travel update with the following statement, “We want to assure travelers that their safety is guaranteed while visiting. Rocky Point is a premier destination and this renewed travel advisory is only a precaution advising travelers with common-sense safety tips for the region.”

Municipal Tourism Secretary Martin Martínez echoed Mayor Munro’s remarks, adding, “The first thing again is to clarify Puerto Peñasco is not included in this alert. Above all, the upcoming exchange with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll and the Mayor is coming at a great time, before the high tourism season begins. What better way than having an official of this stature be in Puerto Peñasco for two days and see that the city is safe? This is a good example.”

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