Back to basics-

by Fly on the Wall, Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 11:52 (11 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Totally agree with you Gringo Viejo.

Living in the Toronto area, promos for this area are mostly Ixtapa focused .I don't ever recall hearing anything about ZIH . Plenty about The Mayan Riviera, PV and occasionally Ixtapa and all of it for AI offered by travel agencies or airlines who have packaged deals with the hotel owners.

Whether you like it or not it is the mass marketers have defined this area and will continue to do so whether its to Mexicans from the big cities or sun seekers looking to escape NOB winters if only for a week at a time.

If you want to change that, then the community and authorities need to establish a strategic focus on the market they want to go after and how does the current situation measure up. If you want to target the more affluent traveler, address their wants and needs . Do a really realistic appraisal of how the current situation stands up identifying all of the shortfalls. Needless to say there are far too many as other posters have pointed out. Then ind the funds and the "doers" to implement the strategy .

Unfortunately given all the problems that this area has with corruption, let alone drug violence I find myself laughing at my own words, as I can't see that ever happening at least for the short to mid term future.

In our own situation we have been coming to this area since the mid 80’s and have had a condo in Ixtapa for the last 6 years. We stay here 3-4 months a year and travel back and forth a few times during our stay. Our kids, their families, friends and other relatives will drop by for a week or two while we are here but thats been changing as their own situation changes as well as the overall situation here continues to deteriorate .

We really do like this area and its people are amazing. Given all the countries we've been to that's saying something. Whatever it is with this place its sort of magical but if it continues to deteriorate I do think we will relocate ...where haven't found it yet. .


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