Zih Survey

by wisconsinjuan @, Monday, November 20, 2017, 11:54 (927 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Perception of violence is the number one reason US tourism to Mexico is down. Flights to Zihua are expensive and connections are difficult from many US locations. I'm in the Milwaukee area and Apple vacations has a Friday charter flight from Jan.-Mar. It is fairly successful, however I think Apple must be very difficult to deal with, as they have not had an airline more than two years in a row for fifteen years. When I tell someone I spend my winters in Mexico, the reaction from well over half of them is-Is it safe?

I do see occasional ads for Mexico in general ,but nothing specific for Ixtapa or Zihua. I rarely listen to over the air radio since getting Sirius XM in my car almost four years ago, but I used to hear Apple ads promoting Ixtapa about this time of year. don't know if they are still running. Occasionally I will see ads for Barcelo Hotels promoting their locations around Mexico. A few years ago we saw a tabletop display at our local Mexican Fiesta staffed by people from Ixtapa, one of which was from Las Brisas where we used to stay when we just came for a week at a time.

On the one hand, the two existing golf courses are not well maintained, especially the Marina course. Palma Real is slowly getting better. And the amount of business they do is not great. But if there were a few more good courses, I could see where golf tourism could see a big increase over current levels. People who travel to golf have money to spend on dining and accommodations . Cabo does a big golf tourism business , and it is easier to get to for many people.

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