by Vanessa Martínez del Río
During an exclusive cocktail reception held in the beautiful gardens of Casa Velas, Rafael Moreno Valle, esteemed Governor of the state of Puebla, announced that Puebla will be hosting the Tianguis Turistico in 2013. Among the over 400 guests in attendance were important world travel industry professionals as well as guests of honor like Gloria Guevara, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism. The Governor’s speech was given in English, as over 50% of the travel officials were from other countries.
The event was enhanced by gastronomic delights personally prepared by Velas Resorts chefs, and included the famous mole of Puebla as well as regional artisan works and traditional dresses. The occasion was also the perfect opportunity to celebrate the announcement of the 5th of May Festival, which will take place from April 7th to May 6th, commemorating 150 years since the Battle of Puebla with a fantastic display of tradition, folklore and many vibrant art forms.