The official added that the most frequent flights are scheduled for weekends, because Canadian tourists have timeshares and their stay varies between 8 and 15 days.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- As of Saturday, October 2, Mazatlán will receive the first Canadian flight by WestJet, from Vancouver and Edmonton, in addition to the fact that the Sunwing airline will begin to be activated in December, said Luis Eusebio Terán Tirado, head of the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Fisheries.
He commented that the flight is expected to arrive full, with an average of 140 to 160 passengers, increasing frequency in December.
The official added that the most frequent flights are scheduled for weekends because Canadian tourists have timeshares and their stay varies between 8 and 15 days.
“It would be the next winter season now, we are very pleased that both shipping and air tourism are being reactivated, this is going to end until Easter passes as it is normally done since national tourism begins to arrive, it begins to withdraw foreign tourism ”, he explained.
Terán Tirado added that the purchasing power of the Canadian tourist is greater than the cruise tourist
Now that Sinaloa is on a green epidemiological traffic light, it gives more confidence to visitors to know that in Mazatlán contagions of Covid-19 have fallen.
- 65 to 70 percent of cruise passengers descend from the ship, travel through Mazatlán and the town of the municipalities of southern Sinaloa, said Luis Eusebio Terán Tirado, head of the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Fisheries (Sedectur). The municipal official assured that each passenger spends a minimum of $85,00 usd
This economic benefit favors the entire municipality, predominantly restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, shops, and taxi drivers.
This will leave more benefits for this beach destination, added the head of the Sedectur in the municipality of Mazatlán.
The Carnival shipping company brought 2,355 passengers. Also, a crew of 1,500, tourists hire tours.
Likewise, groups of young people and adults hire taxis, pulmonias and aurigas outside the tourist pier.
Couples of older adults prefer to walk and tour the historic center and culminate their tour in restaurants in
Plazuela Machado and in Olas Altas.
The owners of restaurants and businesses assure that the first cruise that arrived this Wednesday, September
23, have improved the profits for this sector.
He added that from October two cruises will arrive per week and with the change of the epidemiological traffic light to green, it will be authorized to expand the number of passengers on tourist cruises.