To promote tourism in Puerto Vallarta, a promotional team consisting of Puerto Vallarta Tourist Board members visited various cities across the United States and Canada.

Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri were the first stop. Velas Hotels, Meliá, The Westin Resort, Plaza Pelicanos, Crown Paradise, Canto del Sol, Playa Los Arcos and Barcelo were the participants. The group also visited the call center wholesaler Apple Vacations Agency with a presentation about Puerto Vallarta for their 70 agents.

A presentation on Puerto Vallarta was hosted for over 60 travel agents who received not only information from participating hotels and the city but also Aeromexico, Funjet Vacations, Apple Vacations and Gogo Worldwide Vacations. The promotional team also participated in the MPI World Education Congress where they held appointments with potential buyers over four days.

The team participated in the Westjet Vacations Mexico Expo in the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg in Canada. There they met over 100 travel agents and reservation agents from the Westjet Call Center.

In Toronto, along with hotels Secrets, NowAmber, Melia and Crown Paradise Hotels, Friendly, Barceló, Velas Vallarta and Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, they visited and made presentations to the following target agencies and call centers:

  1. Total Vacations - 30 agents
  2. Sunwing Vacations - 100 agents
  3. ITravel 2000 - 150 agents
Puerto Vallarta, situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas attracts visitors from around the world due to its beautiful weather, great beaches, growing art and culture scene. The tourism board is pro-active in its promotion. Tourism sector is a major revenue generating source for Puerto Vallarta and the officials make sure that it is utilized to its maximum.

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