Pedal a GREAT Boulevard

Every Sunday, Mexico City’s grand boulevard – Paseo de la Reforma – is taken over by thousands of bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians in the heart of Mexico’s capital. read more

Eat GREAT Food

From creative, modern Mexican cuisine from world-renown chefs to fantastic street food, Mexico City is a “foodies” paradise. read more

Visit a GREAT Plaza

The Zócalo features ancient Aztec ruins, the National Palace and the hemisphere’s largest cathedral. Its enormous public square hosts world-class concerts and exhibits. read more

Explore GREAT Museums

From the National Museum of Archeology to the futuristic Soumaya, Mexico City is home to more museums than any other city in the world. read more

Shop GREAT Markets

Hundreds of neighborhood markets offer a wealth of opportunities to find food, flowers, handicrafts, gifts and more. read more

Stroll a GREAT Colonial Neighborhood

San Ángel and Coyoacán have preserved their rich colonial heritage. Visit cobblestoned streets, museums and boutiques, lively public plazas, cafes and bars. read more

Climb a GREAT Pyramid

Explore the ancient pre-Hispanic ceremonial city of Teotihuacan, built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. Climb up the Pyramid of the Sun or the Pyramid of the Moon for a view of these ancient lands. read more

Sleep in a GREAT Hotel

All the prestigious international brands are here, plus quality 5-star boutique properties featuring outstanding rooms and suites, restaurants, nightlife and spas. read more

Hang Out in a GREAT Park

Mexico City’s picnic-perfect Bosque Chapultapec features several museums, two lakes, miles of biking and walking trails, a zoo, and beautifully-tended gardens, sculptures and fountains. read more

Enjoy GREAT Weather

Mexico City enjoys spring-like weather all year. The City’s successful Green Plan is improving air quality. Days are mild, nights are cool, and there’s plenty of sunshine. read more

Message from Mayor Ebrard:

Mexico City is a dynamic global business center, and a unique and authentic cultural and tourism destination. It is a modern city that offers visitors a wealth of experiences. read more

September 17, 2012

The New Mexico City

Men's Journal

“With adventurous chefs, great art and music scenes, and some of the best soccer in the world, the sprawling city is hot again—and it’s safer than Miami,” says the most recent issue of the magazine. read more

September 14, 2012

Mexico City for Tamales, Tortas and Tacos

The New York Times

New York restaurateur Roberto Santibañez returns to his hometown of Mexico City to rediscover old favorites. read more

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Mexico City hosts successful FITA 2012 tourism fair

FITA 2012

Mexico City successfully launched its Third Annual International Tourism Fair of the Americas (FITA 2012) last week, September 20-23, at the Expo Bancomer center in the capital's Santa Fe district. Thousands of industry professionals from Mexico City and around the world gathered at the event, demonstrating that FITA has become an important networking opportunity for tourism professionals and a symbol of Mexico's thriving tourism industry.

Carlos Mackinlay, Secretary of Tourism in Mexico City, thanked attendees for their participation in FITA 2012, noting that 1,600 buyers from Mexico City, 1,900 from Mexico, and 500 international buyers from more than 20 countries are attending the event to promote, share and market their products.

The first two days of FITA 2012 will serve as a venue for more than 10,500 business transactions with the participation of 3,810 professionals, and features a program of live demonstrations, cultural events and presentations. The fair will be open to the general public during the final two days, when visitors can discover 160 stands, representing nearly 600 companies and 2,500 individual exhibitors.

FITA 2012 attracts the travel's industry's most prominent professionals: wholesalers, tour operators, transportation companies, hotels, event planners, travel agencies, national tourism promotion agencies, convention marketing offices, travel media and general visitors.

FITA 2012 is sponsored by the Government of Mexico City, Mexico City Ministry of Tourism, MÉXICO (national tourism board), BBVA Bancomer and mundo Maya 2012.

FITA was created in 2009 in the aftermath of the global economic downturn and an influenza crisis – two events that impacted tourism in Mexico. Mexico City's government sought to create marketing events that would reestablish the city as a leading destination and showcase its attractions and hospitality.

FITA aims to be among the world's top international tourism fairs, which includes Spain's FITUR, London's World Travel Market, and Berlin's ITB. It has already been recognized by the U.S. Travel Association as one of the 15 most important fairs, and has been inducted into the international circuit of tourism fairs by the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

FITA is supported by 38 associations and chambers of tourism industry in Mexico, who have contributed to improving the fair in each of its first three years. The fair is also supported by the Tourism Board of Mexico and ProMexico, the country's investment promotion agency. IF you fancy a fantastic luxury holiday to Mexico you'll find one here.

FITA is a must-attend event for travel industry and tourism professionals and those who want to discover the Mexico City destination.

For more information and registration to FITA 2012, please view: fitamx.com

Mayor Ebrard elected President of UN Committee on Safer Cities

Mayor Ebrard elected President of UN Committee on Safer Cities

Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon was elected President of the Steering Committee of the Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC) during its formal launch at the World Urban Forum held in Naples this month. The GNSC oversees the development of the UN Guidelines on Safer Cities, the Urban Safety Index and the creation of a Global Fund on Safer Cities.

The distinction marks the first time that a Mexican local authority has been appointed with an international position by the UN system, demonstrating Mexico City’s successes over the past few years in promoting urban safety, law enforcement and crime prevention.

In his acceptance speech, Mayor Ebrard said urban crime and violence are serious issues that must be addressed on a global scale, while emphasizing these problems should be solved with intelligence rather than the use of force. “Safer urban spaces are what we are all aiming for,” he stated. “Cities all over the world are supporting this initiative and it is time for mayors to deliver. We will deliver and get results in gaining safer cities for us and our children.”

The Global Network on Safer Cities was created with the goal of equipping local authorities with the training necessary to improve urban safety, and to support local governments in defining and implementing effective strategies to prevent crime and violence in cities. Mayor Ebrard will be President of the GNSC until 2016. read more

Mexico City Hidden Gems

Mexico City's Hidden Gems

100 Hidden Gems –top restaurants, shopping centers, museums, parks and attractions – that will enrich your visit and provide a more authentic Mexico City experience. read more

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