Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- The sale of the convention center is not yet defined, said the Secretary of Economic Development, Tourism, and Fisheries of the City of Mazatlan, David González Torrentera.
He added that the current owners (Figlosnte 27) received an offer for one billion pesos from a private company to sell them the convention center.
But still nothing is defined because it has to be in council meeting when it is defined if they keep the property or sell it. Regarding how Mazatlan would affect its sale, the official said that if given, it would not hurt, because it is not about closing it, but selling it.
Meanwhile, the municipality is working on creating an expo and convention office, as requested by Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez. He added that visitors to the convention center register a 2.5-night stay and
23% of the income for lodging is generated through this segment, therefore, work is being done to attract more tourism of this type. The municipality will coordinate with whoever is in charge of the convention center.
Torrentera insisted that it is a growing tourist segment in Mazatlan. He explained that they seek access to the 3 percent trust funds room tax to bring more convention tourism to this beach destination.
The Secretary of Economic Development, Tourism
Source: El Debate
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