Riviera Nayarit and Bahía de Banderas, Working Together to Benefit Tourism

Over 10 thousand new hotel rooms will be built in the Riviera Nayarit-Bahía de Banderas area within the next four years, thanks to a joint effort between the business sector of the region and the municipal government, led by Jaime Cuevas Tello.

During the establishment of the 10th Bahía de Banderas City Council from 2017-2021, Fernando González Ortega, President of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association, reiterated the commitment and good faith of both sides to work together in regards to infrastructure and tourism.

“It’s a big challenge, the municipality has grown and there are a lot of demands placed on services, on the infrastructure. We’ve contacted and are working with Doctor Cuevas Tello. We are well aware of the importance of the moment we’re in and we hope we can count on his collaboration and lend him our support as well, so we can all back the promotional strategies we’ve been implementing with such success,” he said.

Major Investments Office

He also announced the reactivation of the Major Investments Office (OFAGI by its acronym in Spanish), which is responsible for offering the best and most efficient customer service to business owners, as well as guaranteeing rapid transactions.

Among those present at the inauguration were representatives from the region’s tourism and business sector, among them Dr. Jorge Villanueva, President of the Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas Business Owner’s Association (AEBBA by its acronym in Spanish), who expressed his trust in the new administration and seconded the commitment for the creation of a new hotel infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Alfonso Rizzutto, President of Grupo Marival and Vice President of AEBBA, said they had already approached the new mayor of Bahía de Banderas and an agreement had been reached for the creation of more promotional strategies to benefit tourism.

“The most important point is that the business sector and the government need to work together, so that Bahía de Banderas and the Riviera Nayarit can grow adequately and well regulated,” he said. “We want Bahía de Banderas to be even better four years from now.”

Matt McCue
Food Writer at Vallarta Tribune
Matt McCue is an avid eater, having consumed more than 40,000 meals in his lifetime. He'll eat anything that's put in front of him, but prefers not to talk about that afternoon as a vegan.
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