Bisbee’s fishing tournament increases hotel occupancy in Los Cabos


Exceptional, this is how hoteliers describe the high season of tourism in Los Cabos. According to figures provided by the Los Cabos Hotel Association (AHCL), October will register an average occupancy of 70%.

During the celebration of Bisbee’s Black and Blue, which will take place from October 26 to 29, it is estimated that the hotel occupancy of the destination will reach 72%.

Lilzi Orcí, representative of the hotel sector in Los Cabos, explained that hotel occupancy was exceeded by more than 10 percentage points; comparing what was achieved during 2019, this thanks to tourist and sporting events such as the Bisbee’s tournament.

Entrepreneurs maintain high expectations that it can still increase the volume of tourist arrivals thanks to the synergy that Bisbee’s is causing in the destination.

“October is no exception, we expect to close at 71%, practically above 70%. These are very good numbers when compared to 2019. Even in October 2019 they close at 61%, this year we hope they close at 70%, this is what we have occupancy and it is possible that it will close higher. Obviously, these types of events come to consolidate the occupation, at this time we must be around 72% in the destination” , declared Orcí.

In a study carried out by the Bisbee’s tournament and the Fund for the Protection of Marine Resources ( Fonmar ), they estimate that each tourist who visits Los Cabos to practice sport fishing leaves a daily economic income of approximately 3 thousand dollars.

The coordination of Fonmar Sport Fishing Tournaments in the state estimates that from October to November the fishing events leave a spill of more than 50 million dollars. 

“The tourist who comes to practice sport fishing leaves a much higher spill than that of an average tourist who comes to Los Cabos, this for everything that implies going out to fish; the rent of the boats, the equipment, the crew. Not just in one day, it’s three days ,” he said. 

 Sport fishing represents 9% of the total tourist flow that arrives in Los Cabos, according to data from the Los Cabos Tourism Trust (Fiturca).

It is thanks to the quality that exists in the state that tourists in this area return, since very few destinations in Mexico and the world have what Los Cabos can offer, concluded Lilzi Orcí.

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