So far, the panorama does not look good for “Semana Santa”, the Mazatlan Chamber of Commerce reports losses in restaurant and commercial sales of up to 90%
Mazatlán, Sin. “Given the closure of businesses due to the Covid-19 health emergency, tourist activity in Mazatlán is plummeting, although there is no exact estimate of the economic losses, the situation is very serious”, declared Guillermo Romero Rodríguez.
The secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Mazatlán, explained that the restaurant and retail sector registered a drop in sales of up to 90%; hotels have an average occupancy of 10%; and reservations for the Semana Santa holiday period have decreased to 30%.
“This week, hotel occupancy registered levels of 10% and Easter bookings fell to 30%, the damage is strong for most economic sectors,” said Guillermo Romero.
Romero Rodríguez acknowledged that the only beneficiaries are the supermarkets and stores mainly in food, although there are areas such as construction that have not been affected.
The Secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce pointed out that the state government has allocated resources for MSMEs, but they must also help the business sector with tax exemptions.
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