MEXICO CITY — The 2021 edition of Tianguis is on the calendar for Nov. 21 – 24, in Merida.
Last year’s Tianguis went virtual, with a digital event in September 2020 after the original March 2020 in-person event was cancelled in the early weeks of the pandemic.
The annual event showcases Mexico’s tourism product to international buyers.
Mexico’s Minister of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the governor of the state of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dosal, made the announcement about the 2021 edition of Tianguis yesterday.
They said the decision to move the 45th edition of Mexico’s largest tourism event from September to November was made to ensure the destination and the locations that will host the events of the Tianguis are following the latest sanitary measures set by health officials, allow for more participants to be vaccinated, both in Mexico and globally, which will allow for a greater attendance of international buyers.
Torruco Marqués cited Spain as an example, where last week the Feria Internacional de Turismo (Fitur) was held, “which sent a very clear message to the world tourism sector, that events of this magnitude can be held now as long as bio-sanitary measures established by the competent authorities in the matter are respected.
Without exception, all attendees must perform an antigen test, which, when negative, will allow access to the event. Results of the antigen test will be linked to the event badge and, if someone has not applied it or has a positive result, they will not be able to access the venue, or the meetings related to the Tianguis, say organizers.
Michelle Fridman Hirsch, Tourism Minister of the state of Yucatan (Sefotur) said: “This edition of the Tianguis has been highly anticipated by our industry. We have in front of us the enormous opportunity to make this the starting point for the recovery and reinvention of our sector. We have the opportunity to reinvent the Tianguis as the great showcase of Mexico for the world, according to the latest trends and global needs.”
She added: “We will work for a successful, inclusive and efficient Tianguis; a more qualitative results event. Yucatan will be ready to show itself as the great destination that it is, but also as that place where so many things have originated. This time, Yucatán will be the origin of a new era for tourism, the stage where our industry is reborn.”