The president of the National Alliance of Travel Agencies and Tourism Service Providers (ANAVPSTAC), Ariel Reyes Manzanares, by the end of the year people will seek to visit the local destinations of the entity, mainly to avoid risks of contagion by the pandemic; You will do it from the beginning to the end and you will reduce your expenses. “According to a study by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMex) in that season there will be no trips of more than 100 km, that is, the trips will be more local, although everything will depend on how the pandemic progresses, well if the sites are closed, even if they are local, there will hardly be a recovery ”. Tonatico, Valle de Bravo and Ixtapan de la Sal, for example, will not have a boom as such, but there will be a significant increase with weekend clients who will stay two days maximum. “Round-trip tourism will proliferate for health issues, spending will be lower, although the use of plastic money will increase. During the Good End the rates were not so low and the months without interest went from 18 to 24 months without interest, that is, people will travel three or four days and will have a harsh reality of 24 months of payment ”.
The average spending of domestic tourists, four people, is 1,200 pesos a day, while foreign tourists spent $ 977 and now only spend $ 375. “Local spending is between 690 and 625 pesos, no more, considering accommodation and food. In the case of tourism with four or five stars, the cost is between 1,250 and 2,000 pesos ”.
At the moment, he said, the main tourist destinations in the country are at 30 and 40 percent of their capacity, according to what is established in the epidemiological traffic light and the entity in which they are located. “In that percentage Riviera Maya, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta facing the end of the year, from December 14 to January 7 with its main dates, December 24 and 31, the occupancy is almost 100 percent.” Unlike other years, when hotels were overcrowded and airlines did not have space, today with the pandemic they have been recovering and are offering low costs, such is the case of Volaris and Viva Aerobus. In general – he added – the end of the year is covered, either by cancellations that occurred after Easter and summer cancellations that were rescheduled for these dates or decided to reschedule their payments for March, May or June 2021. Regardless that the borders in other countries are closed or that in some they put restrictions, mainly Asian or European, such as a quarantine of 14 or 27 days before entering; most Mexicans want to visit local destinations. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and some studies from the Anahuac University, as well as from the UAEMex –he ended- the fall in the sector for this year will be between 60 and 65 percent in hotel occupancy and foreign exchange.