Tianguis, Mexico’s largest travel show, has been postponed following the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
The Yucatan Times reported that the event will be postponed until Sept. 19 this year; the event was scheduled for March 22-25 in Merida. Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torucco Marques confirmed the postponement, tweeting:
“The 45th edition of the Tianguis Turistico Mérida, Yucatán, will be held next September. Postponing the event allows us to generate a greater call for buyers and the international press, which will continue to enrich the event, which includes many new features.”
La 45º edición del #TianguisTuristico Mérida, Yucatán, se realizará en septiembre próximo. Aplazar el evento nos permite generar una convocatoria mayor de compradores y prensa internacional lo que seguirá enriqueciendo el evento que contempla muchas novedades. pic.twitter.com/qZKW1LEIDF— MiguelTorrucoMarqués (@TorrucoTurismo) March 12, 2020
In a Facebook post, Yucatan Governor Mauricio Vila stated:
“The health of all Yucatecans is my main priority. For this reason and to protect our entire population from the pandemic of the Coronavirus, I have asked the Federal Government to postpone the Tianguis Turistico. We will spare no effort in what needs to be done to protect everyone, especially the most vulnerable groups.”
This is a developing story