European tourism interests Jalisco
To facilitate the arrival of European visitors to the State, the Secretary of Tourism of Jalisco (Secturjal) will insist on working for a direct flight from Guadalajara to some City of Europe.
Germán Ralis, head of the agency, said that talks are being held with Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), various airlines and businessmen so that this can be a reality in the short term.
"We aim to generate the first Guadalajara-Europe direct flight that allows us, first, to put ourselves in the scheme of the promotion as a destination with important connectivity, that manages to approach a tourist in an easier way, and second, that also the industry, companies and many of the economic elements that generate benefits in the State, can go more easily, "he said.
The official explained that most of the European tourists who visit Jalisco come from Spain, so he did not rule out that the flight goes to any city in that country. However, he said, there are also tourists from Eastern Europe, so we have not yet defined where it would be best to position it.
Regarding the issue of the effects suffered by the state tourism by the shortage of gasoline, Ralis said that with the improvement has been regularized the arrival of visitors to the city, as well as destinations near the metropolitan area.
"We had cancellation of reservations at the beginning of the problem of shortage, but today we are in a normality scheme and we have a good expectation for the bridge and I think we will have a good influx," he said after the ordinary meeting of the Council of Industrial Chambers of Jalisco (CCIJ).
At the meeting he called on businessmen to support the Government to promote the State in the fairs they attend around the world, to minimize the impact of the disappearance of the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico (CPTM).