The president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, Álvaro Garciarce Monraz, reported that the cancellation of flights from Canada to this destination has caused the hotel industry to be at a critical moment since this market is of the utmost importance and of great importance. connectivity through direct flights.
Likewise, the hotel businessman stressed that adding to this cancellation of flights and the extension of the “Emergency Button”, the closure of some hotels again is not ruled out.
Since there are already several lodging establishments that are resting their staff, giving vacations, or even leaving their employees, due to the hotel occupancies ranging from 12 to 20%.
“I believe that closing will depend on each operator and I do not remove it as a necessary action to cope with the economic conditions that prevail in the industry at this time, but right now we do not know until we review the projections, so we will wait for here to the month of April ”.
He said that they are currently working with the national market and are very interested in coordinating with the authorities to save the Holy Week and Easter season.
Regarding the Emergency Button, which lasted until February 12, he considered that this will generate a more difficult situation in terms of the region’s economy, however, the restrictions must be respected and monitoring is being carried out. said instructions. Therefore, the impact will not only be the hotel industry but also various sectors.
Finally, he mentioned that they hope that Canada’s restrictions to recover flights and tourism will soon end, so this first quarter of the year is uncertain for the hotel industry in this city.