The Federal Secretary of Tourism (Sectur), Miguel Torruco Marques, announced that the first phase of vaccination of workers in establishments in that sector includes eight tourist destinations. Vaccinations will begin in Cancun, Quintana Roo and in Los Cabos, Baja California, and then will continue in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico City and Playa del Carmen.
The official stressed that this measure is vital for the economic recovery of the sector, which is prepared to serve national and foreign tourists in the face of new health requirements.
He indicated that according to Datatur projections, in this summer season, which runs from July 10 to August 28, the different destinations of the country expect to receive 20.2 million tourists, 178 percent more than in the same period of 2020, when only 7.4 million arrived.
The destinations that will attract the largest number of visitors will be Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, CDMX, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Merida, Leon and Oaxaca. He didn’t mention Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, which will surely have more visitors than most of those places.
He reported that the country’s hotel associations estimate to close the year with the arrival of 26.8 million international tourists, who will spend an estimated $12,200,000 US dollars on vacation.
Torruco Marques explained that the profile of domestic tourism has changed, with visitors currently looking for places that offer more outdoor experiences.
The business sector declared that all health protocols are in place and it is ready to receive the more than 20.2 million tourists that are projected to arrive in these destinations.
The president of Concanaco Servytur, Jose Manuel Lopez Campos, assured that currently, the tourist activity is at a point where the economic dynamics of the country’s tourist destinations’ return will depend on the actions carried out by civil society and the productive sectors in coordination with the authorities.
He considered that coordinated actions can be the balance between continuing towards sustainable tourism recovery or returning to new confinements that will put thousands of tourism-related companies throughout the country at risk.
Source: Contra Linea