|Our U.S. President arrived at the airport last night.|
President Obama is here! No matter your political persuasion, this is kind of a big deal.
|I believe he had just finished saying, “Hola!”|
The G20 is convening in Los Cabos for the next couple of days. What does this mean? It means that all of the major players in the global political/financial landscape are HERE to discuss economics. (Why wasn’t I invited? I think it’s because I struggle with Excel.)
So, yeah. They’re HERE. In Cabo. Today, the same day that I’m sitting in my office writing an RFP for a new website President Obama and Russian President Putin are having a sidebar meeting.
Ya’ll, this is exciting for Cabo. OR, shall I say, “Amigos, this is very exciting for Cabo.”
Yeah, we get celebrities and the cast of stupid reality shows to Cabo on a regular basis. The celebrities do love it here… But, George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston and that guy from Jersey Shore are old news. This is so much cooler.
I was at the grocery store Saturday night (I’m that cool) and the parking lot was filled with vans and cars that said, “India delegation” and so on and so forth. There’s a law enforcement presence EVERYWHERE. And everything is freshly painted and looking smooth. This is the real deal and it’s so exciting to be here during this time.
More reasons why I think it’s awesome that the G20 is here:
|President Obama and Mexican President Calderon in San Jose del Cabo at the G20. (I like how they’re sitting in front of the other country’s flag.)|
1.) It gives us an opportunity to really show the rest of the world how incredible Cabo is. I think our new tagline for travel to Cabo should be, “Cabo… if it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for yo mama… and the rest of your family. Come on down!” (Ok, maybe not…)
2.) The local community — everyone from waiters and waitresses to cashiers and police — have stepped up their game and they are smiling. In all honesty, service is usually center of mind in Cabo anyway since obviously tourism is our primary industry. But something has clicked and everything is just crisper.
3.) When I lived in Ohio, there was pretty much no chance that something of this political magnitude would have ever occurred at say, the Toledo Sports Arena. Ever. ALL of the most important FOREIGN HEADS OF STATES and their delegations are all here. THEY CHOSE CABO. I’m so proud.
I could go on and on.
Still, friends and country people, if you take away one thing from this post, it’s this:
Hosting the G20 is a game changer for Los Cabos. Why? It’s showing the world that Cabo.is.safe.
So, make your flight reservations and come to paradise. And tell your crazy uncle who thinks it’s dangerous to go to Mexico to read my blog. Or have him call me. I’ll be happy to set him straight.
Perhaps if I’m not available he can put a call into the White House and the President can tell him, too.
Where G20 Summits have been held…