The Daily Briefing – Friday, May 5, 2023
Puerto Vallarta News
Vallarta hoteliers expect 70% occupancy for May
Alejandro Torres Magaña, director of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, announced that they are expecting an average occupancy rate of 70% for the month of May. In previous years, this month was the beginning of the low season.
It is a very important month for Puerto Vallarta, since May was considered low season for the tourist destination, however, due to the amount of events scheduled for this 2023, we are expecting an occupancy of 70%.
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Vallarta Pride expected to leave big economic impact
The so-called “pink money” will flow from the Romantic Zone to the entire region. The economic benefits of the Pride Puerto Vallarta festival, to be held May 20-28, are abundant, as LGBTQ attendees spend more than other types of travelers; they tend to go out and consume in a variety of businesses in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood and other areas.
This was stated by Daniel Estrada Jiménez, president of the Colectivo Vallarta LGBT, who has worked for the past twelve years as the event coordinator at the Blue Chairs Hotel, which caters to this tourist segment.
Los Cabos News
128 passengers evacuated from Cabo Rey boat in Los Cabos
On Wednesday night, the 128 passengers of the tourist ship “Cabo Rey” lived minutes of anxiety when a leak was reported.
The Secretary of the Navy, as Coast Guard, announced that the 128 passengers of the tourist ship “Cabo Rey” were safely evacuated after a water leak was reported on Wednesday night, May 3. The captain of the vessel reported the situation and said that there was a water leak in the hull of the vessel that needed to be dealt with immediately.
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Norra leaves an economic impact of 2 MDD in Los Cabos
The National Off Road Racing Association (Norra) held its annual “Mexican 1000 Rally Norra” event in Baja California Sur, attracting more than 250 teams from around the world and generating an estimated $2 million in economic revenue for the region. In addition to providing a unique experience for racers, the race promotes tourism and exploration of the state’s rural areas and ranches.
The National Off Road Racing Association (Norra) is an off-road racing organization. In 1967, it organized the first “Mexican 1000 Rally Norra”, whose route goes from Ensenada, Baja California Sur, to the municipal capital of San José del Cabo.
Installation of the anti-sargasso barrier begins in Playa del Carmen
Starting this week, the Secretariat of the Navy will begin with the installation of the anti-sargasso barrier in Playa del Carmen and once these works are completed, they will do the same in Tulum.
This was announced by Jose Angel Perez Perez, coordinator of attention to sargasso of the Secretariat of the Navy, who emphasized that, added to the barriers that already exist in Mahahual and Puerto Morelos, they will have a total of 8,550 linear meters of these protection systems against sargasso.
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Haven Riviera Maya hotel seized after long legal battle
The seizure, according to the attorney for the Haven Riviera Maya hotel’s owner, was brought about by a 20-year legal dispute.
The Haven hotel was seized by the state on April 25 for dispossession, according to the FGE. According to Ana Francisca Soto, a lawyer for the alleged property owner, the hotel was constructed on the 163-hectare Laguna Azul property, whose ownership has been in dispute ever since it was bought in 1998.
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