The marketing director of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Companies assured that the expectation is good, but that foreign tourism still needs to be recovered.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- In Mazatlán, hotel reservations for the winter season are currently 20 percent higher than those in 2020, so the expectation is good.
However, the marketing director of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Companies of Mazatlan, José Gámez Valle, assured that there is still a need to recover flights from the United States and Canada, to reach the levels that were in 2019.
We are still 15 percent below 2019, which was the best year, in the United States, and in Canada we are at 20 percent. We are working, we have not stopped doing it. We have had a presence in the main markets where there are flights that feed directly to the destination in the western part of Canada, the western part of the United States, particularly in southern, central and northern California, Arizona and we bring very good expectations, ”he said.
Gamez Valle hoped that the negotiations will crystallize so that this winter season there will be new flights.
“The markets that have always interested the destination is the eastern part of the United States, where the people with the highest purchasing power are .”
He recalled that they always seek to secure a good summer and winter season and thereby ensure an average occupancy of 55 percent. In recent years, Mazatlán began to exceed the national average, which is 62 percent, and after the Covid-19 pandemic it dropped to 57 percent.
“We are missing some numbers to recover in the part of the United States and Canada, but even so, the expectations are good, the end of the year is looking good, what rescues us is the national market,” he said.
He pointed out that the main feeders are the Northern Economic Corridor and from where there is a direct connection such as Mexico City, Tijuana, Chihuahua and Ciudad Juárez .
Source: el sol de mazatlan
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