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Since the declaration of Saltillo Day in Austin and Austin Day in Saltillo in 2017, our two cities are celebrating friendship with a special day dedicated to international understanding. Join us this July in Saltillo, Mexico for Austin Day in Saltillo 2018

Join us

Anyone interested in our sister city relationship is welcome to join the official sister cities delegation. Please see delegation activities and pricing below:

Tuesday, July 24

  • Time tbd: Depart Austin (time tbd). If you would like to catch a ride with the Pearl, our 12-passenger van contact saltillo@austinsistercities.com to secure your seat, cost: $225 per person roundtrip)
  • Arrive in Saltillo, Hotel Colonial San Miguel (see below for reservation details)

Wednesday, July 25

  • 6:00am: Mañanitas celebration of Saltillo's 441th anniversary at El Mirador (depart Hotel at 5:00am)
  • Free time 

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce itinerary:
- 10:00am: Arrival at MTY. Pick up provided by City of Saltillo.
- 1:30am-3pm: Luncheon with Saltillo manufacturers and entrepreneurs sponsored by City of Saltillo.
- Transportation back to hotel 

  • 8:00pm: Welcome Reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Austin-Saltillo Sister City relationship (walking distance: Concha Acústica de la Casa de la Cultura) hosted jointly by the Ciudades Hermanas Saltillo-Austin and the City of Saltillo. Internship program announcement.

Thursday, July 26

  • 10:00am: Tour of the Museo De La Revolución Mexicana with Director of Austin's Mexicarte Sylvia Orozco and City of Saltillo Culture Department downtown Museum tour (walking distance from hotel)
  • 9:00am-11:00am: Clay Tile Making Class with Austin's Nick Barreiro at artisan craft school downtown (walking distance from hotel) followed by brunch provided by Clay Imports Austin (all invited)

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce itinerary:
- 2:00pm: Shuttle departs from hotel to MTY airport.

  • 2:00pm: Lunch with Mayor of Saltillo Manolo Jimenez Salinas (invitation only)
  • 4:00pm: Guided City Tour with the City of Saltillo's Department of Tourism
  • 8:00pm: Cocktail Reception hosted by the City of Saltillo's Department of Tourism

Friday, July 27

  • Time tbd: departure to Austin 

 

Transportation

Driving: If you would like to catch a ride with the Pearl, our 12-passenger van contact saltillo@austinsistercities.com to secure your seat, the cost is USD 225 per person roundtrip. Alternatively, you may drive your personal vehicle (flexible schedule, responsible for permits.)

Flight: Fly into MTY, 2 hours drive to Saltillo. Please book your tickets and arrange transportation between MTY and Saltillo.

While in Saltillo: The majority of events are in walking distance to the hotel. Affordable alternatives are taxis or rideshares. Delegates may provide their own vehicle at their discretion.

Hotel

Group stay at Hotel Colonial San Miguel. Hotel Reservation will be made through Austin-Sister Cities, hotel cost will paid to the hotel upon arrival. Deadline to reserve a room is July 18th. Email saltillo@austinsistercities.com. Hotel cost is approximately USD 60 per night. 

Get VIP Access

In Saltillo: Register below for a VIP admission ticket for priority access to all scheduled sister cities events, dinners, and receptions (GAHCC events excluded.)

Delegation Registration
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