Tourist destinations in Mexico fight together against Covid-19 by replicating health protocols
As part of the strategy to promote the reopening of tourism, authorities of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, reported that about a dozen municipalities joined the Tourist Route through Mexico, with a view to offering promotions and joint information between these tourist sites. break.
This initiative was initiated by beach destinations such as Acapulco, Guerrero; Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo; Mazatlán, Sinaloa and Manzanillo, Colima; besides Los Cabos.
Through a statement, it was announced that the new municipalities are Cancun (Quintana Roo), Rosarito (Baja California) Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco), Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz), Matamoros (Tamaulipas), Navojoa (Sonora), Axapusco (State of Mexico ), as well as Durango and Zacatecas.
Armida Castro Guzmán, municipal president of Los Cabos, highlighted that with this initiative the exchange of experiences is also carried out to strengthen the protocols for the prevention of Covid-19.
Likewise, he pointed out that in coordination with the hotel, restaurant, and tourism service provider sectors, the destinations included in the Tourist Route through Mexico seek an approach with the Federal administration to agree on sanitary measures.
Similar actions have been made by ten states that make up the Federalist Alliance, but until today their various approaches to combat the pandemic and the health crisis have not been heard by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
During the formal ceremony this Sunday, the Mayor of Los Cabos, Armida Castro Guzmán, highlighted that with the Tourist Route through Mexico …
“The exchange of experiences is carried out to strengthen the prevention protocols in the face of covid-19”
Pandemic that until Sunday night had already added more than 880,000 infections and 88,000 deaths in Mexico alone
The municipal president highlighted that in the case of Los Cabos 70% of the population depends on the tourism sector, a situation similar to the other cities that joined this initiative, which since last June had been fighting individually to compensate the damage caused during April and May, months that remained in total closure.
At the national level, the health contingency of the coronavirus has affected one of the main sources of income in the country, as this union contributes 8.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and derived from the economic ravages that the pandemic has left, the Council Nacional Empresarial Turístico (CNET) already foresees a 48% drop in GDP this year, while the most optimistic forecasts from the Ministry of Tourism is that the recovery will begin until 2023.