Puerto Vallarta has further committed to being an LGBT-friendly city by launching an initiative called the Office of Gender Equality. They have also committed to getting local businesses sensitivity training because of its popularity as a vacation spot for the LGBTQ community.
Puerto Vallarta’s Mayor Arturo Davalos Pena made a statement about the decisions.
“Since its consolidation as an international tourist destination, the city of Puerto Vallarta has been praised for providing hospitality, friendliness, and high standards of quality to all its visitors. Puerto Vallarta is today a city where we consider as primordial interest the respect for differences through a dignified, respectful and equal treatment for all people regardless of nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Some of the sensitivity training for businesses is being sponsored by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board along with the Mexico Tourism Board and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism. The aim is to “strengthen LGBT offerings in the destination with quality, inclusive and respectful products and service.”