Acapulco, Guerrero — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the Tianguis Turistico will be held in Acapulco in April 2024 as planned. To accommodate event attendees, the Government of Mexico and businessmen committed to rehabilitate 35 hotels.
During the Monday morning press conference, the President reported that he spoke with the involved Acapulco hotel owners, who he reported, joined in the reactivating of the city’s economy.
The announcement came less than a week after authorities announced the search for a new Tianguis Turistico venue for the April 2024 event.
López Obrador reported that Grupo Las Brisas, Grupo Mundo Imperial, Grupo Vidanta and Grupo Carso are among the 35 hotels committed to rebuilding to host the event.
He called on more hotel owners to join the purpose of reactivating Acapulco’s economy as soon as possible, announcing a meeting at the National Palace with members of the sector and the President of the Business Coordinating Council, Francisco Cervantes Díaz.
“There we are moving forward. We are returning to a normality and we are very grateful to the people of Acapulco, of Coyuca, because they have been very good. There has been a lot of order, a lot of organization and they are helping us a lot to be able to help more efficiently,” he said.
López Obrador reiterated that no resources will be spared to implement the General Plan for reconstruction and support for the population affected in Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez by Hurricane Otis.
The Government of Mexico has set up an initial budget of 61.3 billion pesos to begin the city’s rebuild after Category 5 Hurricane Otis.
“In no government, in the face of such a tragedy, has so much support been provided to the people,” he said.