On average, visitors lasted 2.2 days in Mazatlan and left 3 thousand 900 pesos per day.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- During 2018, 3 million 630 thousand 501 tourists visited Sinaloa, of which Mazatlan received 2 million of these visitors in the different seasons.
30% increase in national tourist, in international tourists 46%,
Óscar Pérez Barros, Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa.
For his part, Alfonso Gil Díaz, director of the Special Projects Unit described that destiny grew by 67% in the attraction of cruise ships.
“We have spoken with shipping companies from the Mexican Riviera to come and sleep here, but we are seeing it because we have not managed to spend the night,” he said.
On average, 260,554 cruise passengers were registered with an outlay of 70 dollars per person, 1,300 Mexican pesos.
Pérez Barros revealed that Central Park would be a site that they hope will help them achieve the overnight stay of the tourist’s vessels.
“In fact, Carnival and Royal asked us how the project is going to be, they are interested, as in other places they visit, in developing an area to climb and offer adventure, we are in talks to charter cruise passengers, take them and take them by truck to go to Los Mochis, as another alternative also for them to stay longer, “he said.
Around the work they seek to do in the state to promote small communities or municipalities, it was anticipated that they plan to take focused promotions.
“We want to do promotion, for example, with El Rosario, where all of Sinaloa talks about El Rosario, so we want to focus on all Sinaloans knowing about it,” the official said.
Source: El Sol de Mazatlan
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