PUERTO VALLARTA, Jalisco., September 5, 2020.- At least 95 percent of the restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit have reopened their doors as part of the economic reactivation, according to Sergio Jaime Santos, president de la Canirac in this area of the bay.
“We already have a report where 95 percent of the restaurants are already working. Only 5 percent are considering not reopening their doors. Due to the difficulties of economic flow, they will no longer be able to reopen, ”said Jaime Santos.
According to the restaurant leader, it is about 80 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and a similar number in Bahía de Banderas.
And despite the fact that the increase from 25 to 50 percent in hotel occupancy in Puerto Vallarta has already been approved, the restaurant sector is aware that the summer vacation season has ended, and a low period in terms of tourism influx begins. However, he is hopeful that the outlook will improve by the end of the year.
“Obviously we businessmen are encouraged and very participative to want to restart the new normal, but that there is already a greater influx in the case of tourism and diners to our restaurants. Well, we know that the summer vacation season is over, however, we continue to invite walkers, tourists, to continue visiting us and try to integrate ourselves to make proposals and that the following holiday season we are already in conditions to give a better service and above all to have an influx of tourism that was desirable, “said the president of Canirac in the region.
It should be noted that since the economic reactivation began in both destinations, the restaurants have only registered income that has allowed them to maintain their payroll, however, they still do not receive any profits.