Mazatlán is ready to face the new challenges in terms of tourism promotion in the city, exploit alternate routes in neighboring towns and improve area connectivity
MAZATLAN. – The port of Mazatlán will close in 2022 like never before, with 20 percent more tourists, reported Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, Secretary of Economic Development, Tourism and Fisheries in Mazatlán.
He noted that hotels will be at 90 percent capacity, and restaurants expects to reach 100 percent reservations by New Year’s Eve.
“The results of the promotional actions have been good, with Mazatlán practically is full-on weekends, although one of the main challenges for 2023 is to be able to fill the city from Monday to Wednesday, via business tourism, congresses and conventions”, added Velarde Cárdenas.
The official pointed out that in the first month of 2023 they will continue with promotional works, in coordination with the State Government, and the tourism sector, with the idea of reinforcing these segments that help to lift the occupation during the week.
The head of Sedectur mentioned that they will seek to strengthen domestic products next year, especially those from the rural area, as they have done with El Habal and La Noria, and a star product is the Ruta del Mezcal.
The airport will improve
On the other hand, Ricardo Velarde stressed that one of the areas of opportunity that the municipality has is in connectivity, especially costs, because flying to Mazatlán is expensive, compared to other tourist destinations.
He explained that a limitation for this growth is the airport facilities that are saturated, but he said that fortunately the remodeling and expansion of the Mazatlán International Airport is already underway.
“This makes Mazatlan more competitive, the same airlines begin to compete and balance prices, obviously we needed to expand the facilities at the airport, because it was one of the challenges they had, since the gates are full in the morning, noon and at night, but the airport is already working on that issue,” he concluded.