The Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis augur a complicated year for the sector
Mazatlán, Sin.- Despite the fact that the arrival of tourists from Durango and Chihuahua to Mazatlán on weekends continues to halt , the trend towards the end of the year is good, assured José Gámez Valle.
The member of the Marketing Committee of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlán said that the Bajío area reacts well with an occupancy for the end of the year of 70%.
“The trend that we bring is towards the weekends with 60% occupancy, but they will not compare with the levels we had in August, September, and October, where we reached up to 85%,” he said.
However, he commented that a difficult start to the year is expected since events, groups, and conventions continue to be paralyzed by the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic and that will undoubtedly affect the occupation of rooms during January.
“Every year Coppel stores towards their convention in January and they brought a thousand rooms to the destination and now there will be nothing, it is not because they do not want to, but because of the restrictions that are in place with the pandemic,” he said.
A decrease in travelers is expected for the beginning of 2021.
He recalled that the group of 19 meeting planners who came to Fiesta Amigos and who handle 60% of all the expos held in the country are ready to bring events to Mazatlán.
Gámez Valle indicated that on the one hand there is the Covid-19 pandemic and on the other that the country’s economy is not well and looks to be worse, which means that people are not going to travel because they are going to focus on the priority, such as food, health, and education.