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The country’s beach destinations are leading Mexico’s tourist recovery, among them, Puerto Vallarta stands out for the hotel occupancy figures it has achieved based on occupancy reports from SECTUR’s Datatur system, considering the fixed ceiling of 66 percent by the Board of Health, and the reservation trend for the next few days remains positively with the influx of visitors to Aguascalientes after its holiday fair period and the reactivation of events in the destination, particularly sports in the Month of May.
The month of March represented an increase in hotel occupancy in Puerto Vallarta that reached 47.9 percent, on the occasion of the Easter and Easter holidays (while the general occupancy in the country reached 37 percent on average)
In addition to this the company STR -specialist in data measurement for tourism and real estate-, ranked Puerto Vallarta as the destination with the best tourist performance in Mexico during the month of March, according to a series of metrics supported by the percentage of occupancy with reference to the parameters and guidelines established by the authorities.
The confidence of travelers in Puerto Vallarta is supported by the biosecurity protocols that have been implemented to promote the tourist recovery with responsibility, which allowed the state to pass a green traffic light of epidemic risk. Capacity limits and strict preventive protocols are respected on beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars, activities and tours, said Luis Villaseñor, acting director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Promotion and Advertising Trust.
The program designed by the members of the Health Board of the state government and the authorities of Jalisco, is focused on the commitment to the general care of the destination , including the community and visitors, seeking to preserve the health of all, for that capacity limits and prevention measures were established in the accesses, specified the manager.
SUMMER ‘HEATS UP’
The summer vacation period looms on the horizon, which is expected to be very positive – said Villaseñor – that the consolidation of tourist recovery advances with strict observance of preventive protocols ; For now, a recent survey shows that the majority of hoteliers report a constant increase in reservations for the weeks of June to August, which are already above 33 percent, so it is expected that they will exceed 55 percent and even approach the limit of 66 percent set by state authorities.
It is noteworthy to highlight the consolidation in the number of flights arriving in Puerto Vallarta, during April 1,577 will be received and from January to March 2021, 81.7% of the number of domestic passengers to the destination was recovered by air to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport on base to the same period of 2020. National and international airlines report a notable increase in demand, especially on weekends, “long weekends” and holiday periods. New players are also arriving in the region such as Spirit Airlines and Jetblue for the international market; the next route from Ciudad Juárez with Viva Aerobús as the new national connection; the destination is managing to regain its connectivity and expand the number of flight options.
Likewise, Luis Villaseñor explained that the trend of better results in beach destinations than in cities continues throughout 2021 , while the vaccination processes in the United States and Mexico advance, which will strengthen the confidence of travelers in the upcoming seasons.
“It is notorious that more and more North Americans take advantage of opportunities to make short trips to the beaches of Mexico, in Puerto Vallarta we are ready to receive visitors with all the guarantees so that their health is preserved, and have unforgettable experiences in this wonderful destination of Beach”.
Additionally, Puerto Vallarta is in the top ten searches for international destinations for travelers from the United States.According to data obtained by Google in April, which indicates that Mexico is the most sought-after destination by Americans planning a trip abroad; In the select list, this beach destination is located next to cities such as London, Dubai and Paris.