Close to one billion pesos
From the second week of July to mid-August, there will be an average hotel occupancy of 80%
Puerto Vallarta expects an economic trickle of over one billion pesos for this summer vacation season, which starts on Monday and ends in mid-August and is estimated to have a hotel occupancy of 80 percent, said the Municipal director of Tourism Carlos Gerard Guzman.
"In discussions with various businessmen and hoteliers of the tourist industry, they told us that they already have reservations for 80%, that is a very good indicator, not just for the hotel industry, but also for the restaurant industry, service providers , small boats, and in short, all those who have this contact with tourists, "he said.
For this holiday season, he said that it will be the domestic tourism which makes the most visits to the city, "yes, we will certainly have foreign tourism, but it is not the main thing for the summer," said the official.
He added that tourists from the Bajio, metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico City, State of Mexico and Monterrey, will be the most numerous visitors to the destination.
He noted that today, Puerto Vallarta, besides being the second Gourmet destination after Mexico City, it has about 23 thousand hotel rooms for visitors, 162 restaurants of great variety, 26 different companies that offer tours , 27 galleries in the tourist strip, nine golf courses, and a wide variety of nightclubs.
The hoteliers are optimistic
Moreover, the summer holiday period that is about to start will be great for Puerto Vallarta according to estimates of several local industry representatives who predict acceptable occupancy rates during the seven weeks that will last this summer season.
In regards to the economic sector of this city, since several weeks ago there is a good spirit among wholesalers, beside the fact that many familiar market groups have visited the destination in recent times such as Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Leon, Zacatecas and even Queretaro making it feel as though>Puerto Vallarta is "breathing".
Thus, not only a very acceptable holiday period is expected this summer, but the industry generally believes that the second half of 2013 will be better for Puerto Vallarta compared to the same period of 2012, which already felt a slight improvement, but without reaching the desired figures by hoteliers of Vallarta.
Officials expect tourists from the Bajio, the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico City, State of Mexico and Monterrey, they accounting for some of the most frequent visitors of this destination.
[readon1 url="http://vallartaopina.net/2013/07/05/preven-cuantiosa-derrama-economica-esta-emporada"]Source: Vallarta Opina Translated by Rene Tripp[/readon1]
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