Despite Covid stricter protocols, Mazatlán will maintain 50% occupancy in January


The hoteliers admitted that the protocols had been relaxed a bit, but they return with stricter measures.

Sinaloa.- Despite the rebound in Covid-19 infections, Mazatlán hotels estimate occupancy of 50% for the remainder of January, both for national and foreign tourism.

The counselor of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Companies of Mazatlán, José Gámez Valle, recalled that the first 20 days of January are traditionally lazy.

” In general we are going to have an occupancy of 50%, it will definitely not be a January not like the one we expected, but we estimate that February and March will be fine, the estimate is that this virus will decrease at the end of the month “, He said.

Gámez Valle trusted that Canada will not close the borders due to the increase in infections from Ómicron, a variant of Covid-19, because the winter season would be affected.

” Last year we did not have Canadian tourism and right now we were doing very well, although this virus is not very strong in symptoms, it takes you to hospitals, people take their precautions,” he said.

The hotel manager endorsed the reduction of capacity in lodging establishments to avoid contagion among tourists and collaborators.

He admitted that the protocols had been relaxed a bit, because the virus was more controlled, however, they have returned with the stricter measures they had months ago.

” In the case of the Pueblo Bonito hotel, it has already removed the sanitizing cabins, for example, and continues with the mandatory use of face masks, antibacterial gel, temperature measurement and healthy distance,” he concluded.


The Mazatlan Post