GUADALAJARA, Jalisco (22/FEB/2012 at Informador news paper) – The tequila industry started this year 2012 with a 4% increase in exports, although the production there was a slight decrease.
According to the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), the closure of production last January led to 18.4 million liters, which means a decrease of 1.1%, according to data from January 2011.
As for exports, sales in January that totaled 12.6 million liters. The agency reports that it exported 8.7 million liters of tequila mixed in addition to 3.9 million product made ??from 100% agave and seven million liters in bulk shipments.
Guadalajara Tequila Tour is a wonderful destination, it is the cradle of Mexico’s famous drink, tequila tour it has become a tourist attraction for all those who visit Guadalajara. The endless rows of agaves give the people an ethereal look, which contrasts with the joy that permeates the streets and tequila fields.
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¿Betray your own family to stay with the love of your life? This is the situation we are facing “Tequila: A Story of Passion” film directed by Mexican director Sergio Sánchez Suarez.
Tequila is a town in Mexico, where honor is everything. Antonio (Unax Ugalde), a young chieftain respected by all, has an affair with Lola (Daniela Schmidt), the wife of his uncle Vincent (Salvador Sanchez), who is loved and revered by people.
With each lie, Antonio is increasingly involved in a web of suspicion, obsession and jealousy threatening everything in his life.
Overall, the story is not new. Is typical about two young people living an impossible love. However, the plot can be attractive to the Mexican public that tends to be attracted to this type of situation on the small screen, we know that viewers like the melodrama.
However, the film not only focuses on so addressed and love story, because to some extent reflects the prevailing machismo in society in the 40’s.
One of its defects is not completely in depth history of each character, which would have helped to make the plot more attractive and have even led to the connection with them was greater.
But the great merit of this film is in production design. The setting and costume design, made by the director’s brother, Rodrigo Sanchez Suarez, were cared for in great detail and get to make the viewer actually transport the time after the fact.
The cinematography, by Andronicus Gonzalez, is another very welcomed in this film, it is very attractive and catches the audience from the start by its visual perfection.
In addition, actions are another factor that helps this film. Ugalde, Sanchez and Angelica Aragon (although the latter with less screen time than the previous ones), they get fully reflect their characters.
It’s a film that is worth giving a try, it is a sign of how Mexican cinema has begun to improve as far as production is concerned. In addition, as an added, the film manages to remind us of the golden age of Mexican cinema.
Alejandra Alarcón Cervantes / Lunes, 07 de Noviembre de 2011 09:46 enlabutaca.com
Queen of the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, Cynthia Valdez, was named Ambassador of Tequila.
In a ceremony at the Government Palace of Jalisco, Guadalajara gymnast who won two golds and three silvers at the last Pan American Games, was named as the representative image of the drink of Mexico, Tequila.
Valdez received recognition accompanied by her beautiful mother, as well as Government Secretary Fernando Guzman and the directors of the Tequila Regulatory Council, and then have breakfast with personalities from the government of Jalisco. The governor, Emilio González Márquez, was not present at the event.
“It makes me proud to be an ambassador of Tequila, because if you talk about the Tequila Mexico comes to mind is the representative of our country drink and Jalisco,” Ochoa said.
Regarding the invitation from the International Gymnastics Federation to participate in the 2012 London Olympics, the Jalisco does not hurry, yet expected to confirm this situation as a dream in his career.
“It depends on Mexico, depends on the International Olympic Committee and the Federation, will be waiting (Wild Card). It really is a dream I’ve always had, for two past Olympic cycles, which was Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, so if today gives me the opportunity of London 2012, obviously is an additional motivation I have, but if there is no no matter, I have reason enough to feel happy, “he said.
Of the ankle injury that caused so much controversy, the beautiful gymnast announced that the recovery is going well and appears to be operated, as was said a few days ago.
“I’m much better, right now I’m resting and I’m not forcing my foot, do not enter the same, me being conducted to see how the recovery process and most importantly it is the safest thing is that no operation I was told, “said Pan American medalist.
Tequila companies will focus their investments in this and next year to preserve the environment.
Currently the Casa Cuervo company exports on an annual 10 million liters of tequila to over 120 countries, many of which begin to require companies producing their carbon footprint before closing purchase contracts.
“The investments will focus on the care of the environment with new stillage treatment plants to other plants, in addition to which was put into operation last year Camichines production center,” he told the director of The Economist Cuervo Tequila Institutional Relations, John Married Arregoitia.
The company tequila distilleries and six others are working with the National Chamber of Tequila Industry to build in the Los Altos region of the first floor or stillage treatment of liquid waste resulting from the distillation process.
The project, also involving Cazadores Bacardi, Pernod Ricard, Tequila Patron, Don Julio and San Matías, requires an investment of $ 10 million, for which the camera tequila distilleries and work involved in obtaining funds government both federal and international agencies, which will complement the contributions of companies. The plant will have capacity to treat at least 1,000 cubic meters of vinasse.
The production houses are ready the project, technology and design of the plant, so plan to break ground in the first half of 2012.
Mariano Castillo, CNN
July 26, 2011 8:29 p.m. EDT
(CNN) — Mexico’s international image may be taking hits because of the violence produced by drug cartels, but it hasn’t hurt its tourism industry, officials say. International tourism to Mexico has increased 2.1% in the first five months of 2011 compared to 2010, and it remains the top destination for Americans traveling abroad.
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that fewer Americans are traveling abroad, but a bigger percentage of those who do are going to Mexico. Mexico also reported double-digit increases in the percentage of visitors from Russia, Brazil and China, among others.
“The data doesn’t lie,” Mexico’s deputy secretary for tourism, Ricardo Anaya, told CNN. “Tourists keep choosing Mexico.”
The unrelenting battles between rival drug cartels and police and cartels have provided nearly unlimited fodder for those who write off Mexico as a dangerous destination.
The truth, Anaya said, is that the violence is limited to certain geographic areas that can be avoided by tourists.
The border area, for example, where much violence has been recorded, is 1,200 miles from the resort town of Cancun — that’s like avoiding travel to Houston because of problems in New York, he said.
According to surveys by Mexican tourism authorities, 98% of those who do visit Mexico say they will come back, and 99% recommend it to others.
Opinion: Why you should go to Mexico
Much of the growth has been fueled by new programs to incentivize tourists from emerging economies, such as the so-called BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China.
For starters, Mexico began allowing holders of U.S. visas to enter Mexico, opening up the possibility of tourists to the United States extending their trips south of the border.
Also, Brazilians, Russians and Ukrainian visitors can gain travel permission to Mexico on the Internet, with no need for a visa.
Finally, for travelers from other countries, visas to Mexico in many cases can be obtained through a travel agent, erasing the need for trips to embassies.
In 2011 to date, Mexico has seen a 40.9% increase in Brazilian tourists, a 58.1% increase from Russia and 32.8% increase from China, according to Mexico’s tourism ministry.
For U.S. travelers specifically, the Commerce Department’s most recent data — for 2009 — shows that 31.7% of all U.S. international tourists go to Mexico. From 2002 to 2009, while U.S. tourism to Canada fell by more than 27%, tourism to Mexico from the U.S. increased by 5.1%. This happened even though the overall number of Americans traveling abroad decreased, from a peak of 64 million in 2007 to 61.4 million in 2009.
When Kendra Young, a high school teacher in Texas, told her friends that she and her husband’s family were going to Cozumel for a yearly retreat, she was met with skepticism. Are you worried, they would ask? Are you still going?
“I think people see all of Mexico as one entity,” she told CNN.
It was the third straight year that she traveled to the same resort, and security was not a concern for her. Young is pregnant, and she was more worried about food-borne or water-borne illness.
She was aware of several State Department travel warnings to Mexico’s cartel hot spots, but she also knew that the area she was traveling to was not affected. Her group planned to stay on the resort, where they felt safest, but on the advice of resort staff they trusted from the previous trips, they ventured into the city without worries.
“Unfortunately, there are the headline-grabbing things — the drugs, the violence — but I don’t think that’s indicative of what’s happening in the entire country,” Young said.
Anaya pointed out that Americans are not unaware of the violence — 80% of Americans who travel to Mexico go to six places, none of which have had travel alerts. The destinations are Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico City and Los Cabos, he said.
Some beach destinations, like Acapulco, have been the scene of some of the drug cartel bloodshed, but still managed to increase its tourism 3% in the first five months of 2011 compared to last year, thanks to national, rather than international, tourism.
But some pitfalls of tourism in Mexico persist.
Tucson, Arizona, resident Denise Hermosillo and a couple of friends made the six-hour trek last week from her home to Bahia de Kino in the state of Sonora, Mexico. This area is not under a travel warning, but is not among the top destinations for American tourists.
“I was scared out of my mind to go there,” Hermosillo said. Friends of hers who are in the military are not allowed to cross the border and urged her not to do the same. But she wanted to go to the beach to write for a book she is working on, and Bahia de Kino is the closest one.
On the first day of her vacation, her group was pulled over by a police officer, who promptly asked for $100 in exchange to letting them go. In the moment she was frightened, all those stories about bloody ends in Mexico rushing to her mind. But she negotiated the bribe down to $20 and her group was allowed to continue on their journey.
“It was pretty pathetic, I thought. What are you going to do with 20 bucks?” she said. Still, she was unable to relax during her vacation.
Would she go back? She doesn’t know.
Would she recommend Mexico to a friend? Maybe, but only if you are traveling with someone who could act as a guide.
Mexico to receive for World Cup 2.500 billion pesos in economic flow through three areas: housing, transportation and meals. It is an opportunity to once again position our country as a tourist option, able to organize world class events, especially the blow meant influenza crisis and then the issue of violence.
Since the 1986 World Cup has not held a FIFA tournament with high impact. The latter was the nascent Confederations Cup in 1999, far from what we now mean for the world and the highest governing body of soccer. Today, after the title in 2005 in Peru, interest has grown to the Federation, the media and, of course, for fans.
Today I can inform you that city of Guadalajara revenues are nearly 300 million pesos on average, some more, some less. For example, Querétaro receive 400 million pesos and the city of Mexico, which receive only the final and third and fourth place will get 94 million.
These figures are broken down into the concepts of accommodation, transportation, tours and meals. Without the ability to swell the figure to the 1.2 million tickets offered for sale, which could mean 351 million pesos.
The box office, a great challenge
Fill stadiums is perhaps the biggest challenge, apart from the difficulties of the organization.
The most important commitment of the Organizing Committee is to have a Mexico 2011 World U-17 with full stadiums, where a group stage match will always arrive at least half a stadium and after the second round, more than three quarters of the stadium.
The ceiling at this point is in the first edition of the tournament. The first FIFA U-17 occurred in China in 1985. There, according to figures from FIFA, the average fans per game was 38, 468 spectators.
Succer fans will enjoy Brasilian team in Guadalajara at the Jalisco stadium. This event will over shadow the poor organization of the Panamerican Games 2011 to be held three months after this world cup.