Hotel closings, ‘MAJOR’ economic blow for Mazatlán


It is a preventive measure because we are in time to avoid contagions in the destination of sun and beach in the face of the health contingency of the COVID-19 virus, said David González Torrentera

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The Secretary of Economic Development, Tourism and Fisheries in the Municipality, David González Torrentera, recognized that the closure of the hotels will undoubtedly generate strong economic damages in Mazatlán.

But, he said, it is a preventive measure to avoid contagions in the sun and beach destination in the face of the health contingency of the COVID-19 virus, and more because the port has around 12 thousand hotel rooms.

Without a doubt, the issue of the closure of hotels is a strong impact, but I think that right now that we are in time to control this situation of the pandemic, there would have to be this kind of sacrifice to prevent the problem from coming our way. stronger in terms of those infected, no, ”he said.

The local official said that prior to this provision, around eleven hotels had already closed their doors and, for the moment, work is being done to prepare a census to find out the number of people who were left without a source of income.

“What we do know is that many hotels are not making layoffs, they are using staff to do maintenance; So, that is an encouragement, it is something that shows us that there are people who are committed to workers; and well, it is time for all of us to join in order to get ahead ”, he pointed out.

In this regard, he regretted that the crisis will reach its destination in one of the best times of the year; at Easter, but if the pertinent precautionary actions are not applied, the contagion of the coronavirus cannot be ‘stopped’.


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