Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau

Convention center119,419 sq. m
Guest rooms23,550
Guest rooms at one hotel
Special event venues34
Average room rateMX$1,200.00
Daily food costMX$2,000.00
Occupancy rate61%
Tax rate16%



Additional information

• Location: 335 miles northwest of Mexico City • Area: 914.36 sq miles • Population: 5.5 million • Altitude: 963.13 miles above sea level • Weather: Excellent temperatures ranging from 11º to 26º C (52º to 79º F) • Time Zone: GMT -5 • Currency: Mexican peso • Language: Spanish • Taxes: The Value Added Tax (VAT) is 16%. Nevertheless, a 0% VAT is calculated for international congresses, conventions, fairs and exhibitions when these are carried out by foreign meeting planners. • Visas: The National Migration Institute offers its assistance to expedite the visa applications of those attendees requiring a consular Visa. • Security: Guadalajara stands out as one of the safest cities of Latin America. Its Metropolitan Police and Traffic Police are certified by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). Connectivity Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla airport is one of the most important airports in the country. It has an average of 450 daily national and international operations, both passenger and cargo flights. There are 40 daily flights to Mexico City and more than 53 national and international destinations. Hotels Guadalajara’s hotel infrastructure counts with more than 21,000 hotel rooms from all categories, including nationally and internationally recognized chains, such as Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, Camino Real, Crowne Plaza, Fiesta Americana and Holiday Inn, among many others. Approximately 15 hotels, with a total of 3,000 rooms, are located walking distance from Convention Center Expo Guadalajara. In 2011, Guadalajara will host the XVI Pan American Games, which will spur, in the next two years, an increase of around 1500 hotel rooms in the business district of Expo Guadalajara. Important Events • Global Publicy Policy Summit 2011 • ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 • Aerospace Meetings 2010 • North America Leaders Summit 2009• Society of American Travel Writers 2009 • III Latin America and Caribbean- European Union Summit (EU-LAC)

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