Carlos Berdegué Sacristán pointed out that rates are still 30% down compared to 2019
Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- Las hotel reservations for this winter season are well amid the pandemic of the Covid, mainly US tourism.
The vice president of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Companies of Mazatlán, Carlos Berdegué Sacristán, said that Mexico has been able to correctly carry out the health protocols for foreign tourism.
He commented that it has also helped that in the neighboring country almost the entire population is already vaccinated and they hope that Canada’s reservations will rebound in the remainder of the year.
“The truth is that right now the demand from the United States to Mexico is increasing a lot, Canada is going little by little, but it still hasn’t finished opening well, but the United States is very strong; their Covid cases are very low, people are vaccinated, many states are very relaxed, they are already going to stadiums, they are already traveling and the reservations in the United States for all of Mexico are looking very good, “he said.
He recalled that compared to 2019 the rates were very good, but today, two years later, the rates remain 30% down.
He pointed out that for the rest of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, reservations and rates will have an increase, but not to the levels they were in 2019.
“Rates dropped a lot with the pandemic because everyone lowered prices to generate traffic when they started to open. Rates start to rise, but very slowly. Maybe in February, something will be seen a little better with the rates, but not yet, “ he said.
The hotel leader assured that North American tourism has more preference in Mexico than in Caribbean destinations, due to the sanitary protocols that are carried out in those places, in addition to the fact that reservations are gradually picking up and the visitor prefers short distances in the that the pandemic is getting better.