Los Cabos announces five-phase plan for the reopening of the destination
The strategic plan focuses on tourism combined with new health and safety protocols to provide a safer travel environment.
Los Cabos, BCS, May 13, 2020.- The Los Cabos Tourism Trust (FITURCA) announced that it has a dynamic five-phase plan for the reactivation of tourism in the destination, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, strict health and safety protocols will be incorporated that will be applied throughout the travel industry and service providers once the authorities allow it.
“The way we travel may have changed, but the experiences in Los Cabos remain unique. The goal of waiting for the right time for stage reactivation is to systematically allow hotels, timeshares and service providers resume activities while protecting the health and safety of the community and travelers, and prevent the resurgence of new cases of COVID-19, “said Rodrigo Esponda, Director General of FITURCA.
The phases and the timeline that are projected to resume normal occupation levels are described below once the authorities allow the reopening in the new post-COVID-19 are:
Phase I – Travel activities will be resumed with a limit of international and national arrivals. Service providers in the sector will focus on the implementation of health and hygiene protocols
Phase II – reopening of the international terminal at the airport and slow recovery of international arrivals.
Phase III – recovery of national and international arrivals, especially reservations that were previously postponed.
Phase IV – return of luxury travelers and groups, as well as visitors from Canada and the United Kingdom. Recovery of 60% of the reserves projected by EOY.
Phase V – restoration of 60% of air connectivity together with 80% of reserves.
To accompany the reopening plan, Los Cabos is implementing strict health and safety measures throughout the destination to ensure a safer travel environment:
• Health and hygiene manuals.
• Reinforcement of hygiene, cleanliness, physical distance from the traveler and the use of personal protective equipment.
• Standardized health review protocols at the airport and port.
• Association with travel providers to obtain the “Clean Point” certification, offered by the Ministry of Tourism in Mexico, and thus strictly comply with hygiene protocols.
• Flexible travel policies.
• Streamlining of communication protocols between the hotel, suppliers and local authorities.
• Los Cabos is the main luxury destination in Mexico; receives more than 3.2 million travelers each year. 90% of the population of Los Cabos depends directly or indirectly on the tourism and hotel sector, which is the economic engine that supports 40% of the state’s GDP. As such, the destination is working hand in hand with local and state authorities, hotels, and partners to comply with all safety protocols and ensure the well-being of all travelers.
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