One of the main tourist seasons in Baja California Sur has started and with it the municipality of Los Cabos is preparing to receive 40,000 foreign students, who will experience the first “Spring Break” without restrictions since the start of the pandemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2.
The severe economic blow that the health emergency represented for the main tourist destination in Baja California Sur is already behind, since now the Los Cabos Hotel Association (AHLC) reports that the municipality is at 80 percent occupancy.
The nightlife, the excesses and the crowded beaches in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are being protagonists of the spring break that, business chambers expect, will leave an economic benefit of more than six billion pesos.
It should be remembered that, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in 2020, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Baja California Sur suffered the largest collapse in the entire Mexican Republic; This is due to the paralysis that the pandemic caused in the tourism sector.
In 2020, Spring Break was suspended due to the start of the health emergency, and during 2021 and 2022, sanitary measures were applied; However, for this year there are no capacity restrictions in establishments.
With the hotel occupancy and the projected spillover, the business sector of Los Cabos agrees that the economic recovery of Baja California Sur is a fact.
In addition, compared to 2020, the year in which 20,000 tourists were received in this period, for this season, according to reservations, a 100 percent increase in the arrival of foreign students is projected, most of them from the United States.
Because last year the death of a 19-year-old man due to suffocation due to bronchial aspiration was recorded, the operations will be reinforced in these weeks in Los Cabos.
The municipal and state authorities and representatives of the hotel sector have already established meeting tables to present the state a force that guarantee a safe vacation for all visitors.
It should be remembered that this national period lasts around 35 days, so it is expected that once it is over, the Easter holidays will begin.
In this scenario, the business sector foresees a high hotel occupancy throughout the month of March and April that could reach 100 percent.
Source: Zeta Tijuana