For the maximum festival of the town, there were reservations of 15% and alternative events are already being prepared to counteract the economic losses
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The cancellation of Carnival 2021 will not represent a great impact on reservations, agreed representatives of Mazatlán Hotel Associations.
The president of the Tres Islas Hotels Association, José Ramón Manguart, specified that the average number of reservations for hotels located on Del Mar Avenue was only 15% for those dates, from February 11 to 16.
That there were reservations, because there were reservations, we already had on the radar the possibility that there was not going to be Carnival. There will be better times to be able to celebrate our maximum party,” he said.
He pointed out that once the party was canceled, each hotel will handle its own policies in the event of cancellations or rescheduling of reservations.
For his part, the director of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Companies of Mazatlán, Julio Birrueta, pointed out that there were no expectations for this date and that it is not even an issue that is on the table among some lodging centers.
“We had no expectations because all the events are canceled, for a long time. So there was no expectation that it would take place,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Óscar Pérez Barros, reported that, given the cancellation of the Mazatlán Carnival, they are already working with hoteliers on a plan of alternative events, trying to avoid the cancellation of reservations that they already had for those days.
He admitted that it will not be possible to reach the number of visitors and spills that leaves the maximum celebration of the port, however, he saw positive that health was prioritized.
He added that the headquarters of the Caribbean Series in Mazatlán is still standing, although with restrictions, but that will generate an important economic spill.
“We are going to have activities that do not create crowds to generate traffic due to the lack of Carnival, if this virtual class continues it is a good signal for Mazatlán and we hope that the international market will reactivate,” he concluded.