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Although travel volumes for the celebration of Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which this year will be Thursday, November 26, have fallen compared to recent years, Puerto Vallarta is in the top three places among international destinations to which North Americans will travel over that American holiday.
It is very noteworthy to mention that for the first time in history, Mexico is the main international destination that North American travelers are looking for, and three beaches are leading the searches for the traditional celebration: Puerto Vallarta , San José del Cabo and Cancun, when other years it was aimed at Paris, London and other European capitals, according to the Allianz report (Allianz is a travel insurance company).
The company reviewed 632,757 travel itineraries leaving the United States, from November 21 to December 1, which report a decrease of up to 75 percent compared to the previous year, but there is a notable upturn in intention traveling to the beach destinations of Mexico, where Puerto Vallarta stands out for its proximity, connectivity and health security.
“Always recognized as a popular destination, Mexico has been a leader in tourism recovery since Covid 19 broke into our lives; the connectivity to this country, and the security protocols such as the restriction on occupancy in the resorts to favor a healthy distance , greatly contribute to strengthening the demand for an escape to hot climates ”, says Allianz.
The report states that the day prior to the Thanksgiving celebration, Wednesday, November 25, will be the one with the highest demand for departures to domestic destinations, and Saturday, November 21 for international destinations, so a day is expected of continuous arrivals at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
Despite the pandemic, the tourist recovery in Puerto Vallarta has a clear improvement, since this month of November 710 flights from the United States will arrive , compared to 697 that were had last year, that is, an increase of 1.86 percent.
There are 15 air connections that this month will take off from the United States departing from:Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Newark.
For its part, the Canadian market also comes very good news . A recent Expedia study indicates that Canadians are already planning trips for 2021, and their searches are largely focused on southern beaches, among them Puerto Vallarta is a warm refuge both for its climate and for the hospitality of its people. .
In the Expedia list for Canada, Puerto Vallarta is in first place in destinations of the Mexican Pacific, in second position in the general ranking, just after the Riviera Maya; Other destinations on the list are Hawaii and Orlando in the United States.
This great news is enhanced by the announcement of Air Canada about its luxury product “The Jetz Experience” , through which flights will operate from Vancouver to this destination from December 21 to 28.
As reported by the airline, the flights will be made in jets that were regularly rented for magnates, artists and even hockey teams, but in the context of the pandemic, they created this more intimate experience and with healthy distance, to take advantage of these luxury aircraft, for which they decided to do “luxury charters”
These flights will only arrive in Puerto Vallarta in the Pacific and the hotels that will be participating with packages are: Casa Velas Puerto Vallarta, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Secrets Vallarta Bay, The Hacienda at Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort and Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway Puerto Vallarta.
Currently from Canada there are five direct connections to this destination that come from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary. As for the airlines that operate routes are: Air Canada, Swoop, Transat and Westjet.
These news from the main tourist markets in Puerto Vallarta confirm that the destination is generating confidence in travelers; maintains intact its qualities as the most Mexican, friendly, attractive, diverse port and now also safe due to the comprehensive prevention actions of the tourism sector and the community in general, said Luis Villaseñor, interim director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Promotion and Advertising Trust .
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