Que Pasa in Cabo?

May 11, 2020 Edition
BY: DAVID FLORES

Los Cabos Begins Easing Restrictions in June

The head of the Southern Baja state health department stated yesterday that if the number of COVID-19 infections continues to decrease, we should start going back to normal “poco a poco.” That means, little by little. His agency is preparing a calendar of business re-openings and restrictions very soon. The Los Cabos hotel association has announced that at least 7,000 hotel rooms, mostly timeshare, will open next month. Aeromexico, the country’s largest airline, is preparing to fly again to several resort destinations, including Los Cabos and Cancun. Stay tuned. We can’t wait to see you again!

 

Alaska Airlines Returns to Cabo

Their June 1 flight reports 60 percent of the seats already sold. Aeromexico began flights to the U.S., Europe and some destinations in Mexico yesterday, with restrictions and limited seating. Mexico’s secretary of tourism, Miguel Torruco, is in conversations with the education ministry to create two additional vacation periods for this year and next, to promote domestic tourism. Mexican hotels took a huge loss when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all non-essential activities right before the Holy and Easter Weeks. The Los Cabos resorts do not expect to go back to the high-occupancy figures of the past until early next year.

 

We Want YOU Back!

Mexico’s tourism secretariat is already reaching out to potential tourists by posting videos around the world. The first countries chosen were Australia and Canada. Yup, Australia is an important market for Mexico, even if we don’t see many Aussies in Los Cabos, mate.

The Canuck video mentions poutine and maple treats but emphasizes on our gorgeous beaches, food and camping, as well as vineyards.

 

Thousands of Food Boxes Are Being Delivered to Families

The Emergency Feeding Program, put together by the Community Alliance of our Southern Baja state and the state government, has gathered 40,000 boxes and bags of basic food, which are being delivered in pick-up trucks to low-income or unemployed families around the state.

These contain beans and rice, cooking oil, pasta and canned food, enough to last a family of 4 a month. If you want to learn more about the Alliance, go to www.gringogazette.com, it’s the article on the front page of the April 27 edition. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy!

 

Tourism Investment Will Return Soon

Stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, investment in tourism will return in the next 9 to 18 months, according to NKF Mexico and Latin America’s Hospitality director, Pedro Delgado.

There is $15.3 billion USD allocated for over 2,700 new projects, for at least 90,000 additional hotel rooms that will be built in the next 3 years. This investment capital will mostly reach Los Cabos, the Mayan Riviera, Riviera Nayarit and Mexico City.

In La Paz, our state’s capital city, the ministry of finance and tourism announced a residential development, “Punta Norte Mission,” which will offer 4,000 lots and homes at Km. 21 north of the city.

 

700 La Paz restaurants back in biz.

Out of 1,580 food outlets affiliated to the La Paz restaurants association, 700 went back to business Monday last week, said Lorena Hinojosa, the association’s president. Their service is limited, though. They can only sell food to go or home delivery service. Nearing bankruptcy, the city has allowed them to work under these conditions with the promise that they will employ and pay full salaries to at least one-quarter of their employees. These are tough times for everyone, everywhere. ,