Tourists, Come Back!

May 23, 2009

Click here to go to a New York Times article about incentives out there for people considering or rescheduling travel to México.

It is Mazatlán’s slow season right now, but I don’t really know why.  It is warm and humid, but not overly so.  I do know that the slow season coming right after the swine flu shutdowns have really affected the economy here. The cruise ships aren’t expected back until the middle of June.  So, if you are thinking about a trip, I’d encourage you to come on down.  There are some great deals, the sun is out, the water is warm and the beer is cold.

I read an article in the paper a couple of days ago that reported that the flu situation reduced tourism in Mazatlán by 64%.  That is huge!

Tourism is down all over México, though.  Comparing 2008 to 2009, here are a few statistics from the Secretaria de Turismo:

Riviera Maya, Q. Roo         -59,329

Mazatlán                            -31,029

Los Cabos Zona Corredor    -66,006

Puerto Vallarta                   -30,271

Playa Del Carmen               -12,338

For those reading this who are not currently in México, I think you know what you need to do.  Make a reservation, and come on down.  It would be just plain mean not to.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

5 Comments
    1. I keep telling all my friends they have to come down and visit!!! Chartered flights from Canada start running again 1st week of June!!! Thhhaaank goodness 🙂

    1. I would be back in Mexico this month if I wasn’t going to Kauai the first week in July. I do have to work sometime ;>)

    1. Interesting stats, not surprising considering the swine flu and drug violence scares that spread through the US.

      I think it will all bounce back in due time, but hopefully the local economies aren’t hurt too badly in the meantime.

      I still feel as safe as I ever, both health and otherwise (in SMA).

    1. Spread the word sister! It is crazy how slow it is around here. It is getting a little scary and now we got slow season to deal with.

    1. On top of everything down here, up north the economy being what it is probably is keeping people from planning vacations. It’s a mess.

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