The City of McAllen recently participated in key government and business meetings in Mexico City. Officials traveled to the area to forge stronger tourism and ties, while also increasing awareness of Aeromar Airlines’s non-stop flights. The meetings provided an opportunity for preliminary discussions to begin the process of forging Sister City ties with Mexico City.
City of McAllen officials visited Mexico’s capitol city to continue promoting Aeromar’s non-stop route from McAllen to Mexico City. The group also worked to continue promoting McAllen as a destination for Mexican travelers. The delegation showcased the various events the city has to offer, along with amenities and other activities throughout the Valley.
“Sister City relationships are important to establish, because they are the basis for not only cultural exchange, but also, for trade and business that can help establish both cities as international hubs for various economic opportunities,” said Roel “Roy” Rodriguez.
Officials hope to host a “Mexico City Day in McAllen” in the future as well. One goal is to increase air service opportunities to cement Mexico City Airport as a key hub for all Rio Grande Valley international market connections. Mexican tourism representatives also want to explore Winter Texan travel opportunities in Mexico.
During the visit, there was also an announcement of the first Mexican retailer soon joining La Plaza Mall.
“Cuidado con el Perro is entering the U.S. retail market, opening its first location at La Plaza in McAllen in the summer of 2019,” said Roberto Luciano, general manager of La Plaza. “Ciudado con el Perro is sure to resonate with our local shopping base and discerning visitors alike. We look forward to further amplifying our offerings to reflect our close ties with Mexico and continuing a working relationship with other strong Mexican retailers who bring a unique shopping experience. ”
Also traveling in the delegation were McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and District 1 Commissioner Javier Villalobos. Representatives from City of McAllen departments and the chamber of commerce were also on hand. Meeting with the representatives were Aeromar executives. Tourism Secretary for Mexico City Carlos Mackinlay Grohmann and Promotions Director for Mexico City Paola Félix Díaz also participated.