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May 23, 2019

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Puerto Peñasco welcomed 700,000 summer visitors

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco welcomed approximately 700,000 visitors from June thru August this year, reports the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV).  This represents revenue of about 730 million pesos for the area, fulfilling overall expectations though also pointing to a 1% drop hotel and resort occupancy levels in comparison to last summer. […]

OCV Peñasco participates in Sonora Arizona Commission and Sonora Fest

TUCSON, AZ, US Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) emphasizes Safety Corridor between Sonoyta and Puerto Peñasco and confidence this generates for visitors and investors The Puerto Peñasco Conventions and Visitors Bureau (OCV) attended the Sonora-Arizona, Arizona-Mexico Commission, held June 14th & 15th in Tucson, AZ, where they also hosted one of the initial […]

OCV enters agreement with Airbnb to boost tourism funds

By Jose Antonio Perez Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) enters agreement with Airbnb to prevent tax evasion and increase promotional funds OCV President Hector Vazquez del Mercado reported on an agreement made with Airbnb at the Spring Tourism Fair held in Mazatlán, Sinaloa that aims to allow for better rent control, prevent tax […]

New Influencers and Travel Bloggers visit Puerto Peñasco

Nine travel bloggers, known as “influencers” visited Puerto Peñasco from Feb. 23rd – 25th for a promotional tour aimed at strengthening social networking campaigns meant to attract tourism to this seaside community. The bloggers, selected by the local Convention and Visitors Bureau in conjunction with renowned advertising agency Owens Harkey, were hosted by Peñasco CVB […]

Puerto Peñasco draws interest at Travel & Adventure Show

By José Antonio Pérez Tourism and hotel representatives from Puerto Peñasco took part in the annual Travel & Adventure Show, held January 12th – 13th in San Diego, California. With an estimated 12,000 people in attendance seeking vacation options, Lizette Daniela Ibarra, Director of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) noted there was […]

Snowbirds flocking back to Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Tourists from abroad, frequently known as “snow birds” or rather those fleeing colder temps further North, are making their way back to Puerto Peñasco. This is extremely important as winter is generally considered to be a “low season” for tourism in town, expressed Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local […]

First Fall Triathlon proves to be a success!

By José Antonio Pérez The last weekend of September in Puerto Peñasco saw hotel occupancy rates at 50% on average, thanks to the success of the Fall triathlon held at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort. This, detailed Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, is part of a series of events […]

Collection and Promotion efforts. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Tremendous response at Red Cross Collection Site -more donations on hold for now By José Antonio Pérez Sept. 29, 2017   With a tremendous response across Sonora at Red Cross collection centers following recent earthquakes in central Mexico, the state office in Hermosillo is overflowing with donations and therefore collection efforts will be suspended under further […]

Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau does Tijuana Road Show

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco hoteliers visited 23 of the most renowned travel agencies in Tijuana this past month, with the goal of further positioning this beautiful port within one of the city’s main tourist markets, reported Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. Along with sharing special packages […]

Promo spots filmed in Puerto Peñasco

Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) Tourism promotional spots were recently filmed in diverse parts of Puerto Peñasco for use on television and  multimedia by the Public Radio System Sistema Público de Radiodifusión del Estado Mexicano, SPR. Lizette Daniela Ibarra, OCV Director, detailed the radio’s programs are generally cultural though currently they are bringing in capsules […]

High Summer Expectations in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Positive results over Semana Santa, plus current reservations for U.S. Memorial Day at the end of May, are factors that once again reaffirm positive expectations for Summer tourism to Puerto Peñasco, remarked Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). In looking at data from […]

15 bloggers spend time in Puerto Peñasco #ArizonasBeach

By José Antonio Perez As part of a summer promotional public relations campaign, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) recently welcomed 15 women “influencers” representing blogs and social networks out of Arizona for a four-day visit to the area. Tania Félix Pérez, OCV tourism promoter indicated the principal message of the campaign is emphasizing […]

Excellent Participation of Puerto Peñasco at San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

Press Release: Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (San Diego, CA, USA).  The team from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV-Peñasco), under the leadership of OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, had a thrilling and productive experience in promoting our destination at the 2017 San Diego Travel and Adventure Show held March 4th-5th […]

Peñasco welcomed more than 2 million visitors in 2016

By José Antonio Perez 2016, Puerto Peñasco surpassed the goal of welcoming more than 2 million visitors, which led to an economic influx of at least 2 billion pesos, detailed Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). Vázquez del Mercado explained, according to available statistics through the second to […]

July 4th exceeds expectations!

Puerto Peñasco received nearly 45,000 visitors to its beaches over the recent 4th of July weekend , providing a boost of approximately 44.5 million pesos to the area, reported Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. The OCV President indicated over the 4th of July weekend beach front hotels were at full […]