Gay marriages could increase tourism in La Paz, Baja California Sur


The president of Emprohotur, said that gay unions are not a trigger to boost tourism in La Paz, but that those who encourage it are hoteliers and society

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). The president of the Association of Hotel and Tourism Companies of La Paz, Agustín Olachea Nogueda, acknowledged that the approval of equal marriage in Baja California Sur could be a driver of tourism in the Municipality, although marginally, as there are other factors that attract more visitors ..

“Now this market, which is the gay market, we also encourage it because it is a market niche that brings visitors and tourism to our destination,” said Olachea.

He also said that with the recent approval of equal marriage it will not be a trigger for the capital city to have more tourism, since what visitors like are natural beauties, people and not gay unions.

“I do not think so, it is a matter that corresponds to our social composition, in the way we see our community, above this matter are our natural attractions, our beautiful boardwalk, our hospitality and it will be marginal, if someone decides that gay couples who want to get married in La Paz (they can attract tourism), because they can do it, but it will be very marginal, ”said the official.

It should be noted that, more than a month ago, the State Congress approved the reform of the Civil Code, giving rise to same-sex marriages, as happened in other states such as Baja California , Morelos , Nayarit , among others.

At the time, the head of the Ministry of Tourism and Economy and Sustainability (Setues), Luis Humberto Araiza López also agreed that the approval of this new Law will not be a trigger to attract tourism to Los Cabos, since those who promote the activity tourism in that place are hoteliers and service providers.

Finally, the president of Emprhotur reiterated that, the capital city will attract more tourism for its natural resources than for being part of the states that allow gay unions.

Source: bcsnoticias

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