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May 19, 2019

tourism

Holy Week and Easter bring economic revenue of 150 million pesos

By José Antonio Pérez The president for the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), Hector Vázquez del Mercado, confirmed expectations were definitely met over the Easter / Holy Week period, with the arrival of 117,000 tourists and 150 million pesos in revenue. Vázquez del Mercado highlighted the fact the number of visitors is actually […]

“Snow Birds” flock back to Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco is once again attracting those affectionately known as “snow birds”, or rather visitors who travel south to escape cold northern winters. This generates a positive boost on tourism in Puerto Peñasco during winter months, which are usually considered to be low season. Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the […]

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. […]

Puerto Peñasco had steady tourism over July 4th

 By José Antonio Pérez At least 8 thousand tourists visited Puerto Peñasco to celebrate US July 4th Independence Day, confirming there was no negative effect due to the July 1st electoral process in Mexico. Héctor Vazquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), reported average hotel & resort capacity over […]

Strong 2018 Spring Break and Easter numbers in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) announced Puerto Peñasco continues to show strong tourism numbers during the periods stretching from Spring Break through Semana Santa.  The annual trek to the beach for Spring Break, which could be felt mostly in mid-March, pointed to approximately 140,000 visitors to the area […]

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 […]

Mayor applauds Congress approval of Puerto Peñasco 1.8% lodging tax

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro stated services provided by the administration to residents and visitors alike will improve significantly following State Congress approval of a 1.8% lodging tax for the city. The measure had been submitted to the Sonora State Congress in the Puerto Peñasco Income Budget for 2018. The mayor […]

Puerto Peñasco among priority tourist destinations in Mexico

By José Antonio Pérez As of last year, Puerto Peñasco was added to the list of priority destination spots for Mexico, ranking in at 45th.  This, affirmed María Teresa Solís Trejo, Deputy Secretary of Tourism Planning and Policy for the Ministry of Tourism, allows for the alignment of local, municipal, and federal efforts in developing […]

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 […]

Growth in Summer Tourism. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Convention and Visitors Bureau reports more resources for tourism promotion By José Antonio Pérez August 11, 2017.  A sustained increase in tourism to Puerto Peñasco, along with the peso-dollar exchange, has resulted in a 30% gain in collections from the 2% accommodations tax, translating into more resources for tourism promotion.  Convention and Visitor Bureau (OCV) […]

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 […]

High expectations for 4th of July break

By José Antonio Pérez Over the long weekend marking U.S. 4th of July celebrations, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) anticipates at least 50,000 visitors to hit the beaches in Rocky Point, with some firework displays already going off on Saturday night July 1st. OCV President Héctor Vazquez del Mercado stressed this reaffirms the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tourist providers encouraged to enroll in National Registry

By José Antonio Perez The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) encourages all local businesses that provide services to tourism to enroll in the National Tourism Registry, noting this is a mandatory obligation.  The Registry aims to create a catalog of all tourism providers across the country, with a registry deadline of March 31, […]