San Miguel de Allende will be launched with a world campaign as the perfect destination for meetings and weddings.
As part of the destination’s interest, San Miguel de Allende will have a space for international meetings similar to that of Los Cabos.
With a view to the reactivation of business tourism, San Miguel de Allende will inaugurate its International Convention Center (CCI) next December, while also working to promote the recovery of romance tourism.
” It is the CCI like the one that exists in La Paz and Los Cabos, we will be opening it in December, ” said Salvador de Anda, director of Meetings Tourism of the Municipality’s Tourist Council.
Interviewed during the World Meetings Forum in Los Cabos, he pointed out that the venue of more than 3,200 square meters of the surface with a capacity for 1,400 people; while they are currently planning the opening event, to which it is contemplated to invite organizers of meetings and congresses from Mexico to a corporate event.
” We also want to use the convention center for the theme of romance, it is possible that events of this branch will also be brought,” he said.
He announced that they are already in talks to organize some national meetings that cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality.
The destination currently has more than 2,500 rooms in 165 hotels, in addition to accommodation projects from 5 international chains for the next two years: Hyatt (which began construction last April), Marriott, Hilton (scheduled for 2021) and One, which would increase capacity by 350 rooms.
San Miguel de Allende is one of the 11 heritage cities of the country and the second of the entity, along with the capital, Guanajuato. During 2019, the destination averaged an occupancy of 40.7%, 4.5 percentage points below that registered in 2017, while in the first 3 months of the year, the hotel occupancy in the destination remained below 35%.
At the same time, the destination has worked with its communication agency abroad to encourage the return of international tourists to the destination, mainly from the neighboring country to the north.
“In the United States our main markets are California and Texas , we are directing the main strategies to those states,” he stressed.
They launch a solution for minibodas
To maintain the influx of romance tourism, San Miguel de Allende launched the format of pop-up weddings, whose first reservation is for the first week of October.
“They are small weddings of 15 people that can be organized a week in advance, they do not need much planning, and that is generating another economic spill compared to weddings of 300 people or more that we cannot carry out,” he said.
In 2019, 830 weddings were held in the destination, 70% of international tourists, while for this year, of the events scheduled before the pandemic, 300 weddings were canceled, while another 300 were postponed to 2021.
“We started the year very well with January, February and the middle of March, right now we don’t have weddings, they have just been reactivated on August 27, and we hope to have weddings closed by November. Right now, San Miguel de Allende has capacity for 100 people according to the authorities, counting the staff, we are talking about 80 attendees ”, said De Anda.
In 2019, weddings of national tourists reached up to 800 people while those of foreigners ranged from 60 to 70 people. Therefore, to resume the celebration of these meetings, in September, the town will organize an exhibition with the destination wedding planners.
Source: FORBES Mexico
more recommended stories
Do you know where does dry chili come from?
Mérida, Yucatán, (May 13, 2021).- In.
There are currently six active forest fires in Tulum, Quintana Roo
Tulum, Quintana Roo, (May 13, 2021).-.
Hospitals spend more than $ 1.7 billion pesos during pandemic in Quintana Roo
The largest expenditure was assigned to.
Police officers struggle with elderly woman to evict her from home in Cancun (VIDEO)
Cancun, Quintana Roo, (May 13, 2021).-.
Yucatan has new tourist options to attract more visitors and generate more employment
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- Yucatán.
Paraguay Investigation Uncovers Link Between Deforestation and Cattle Farming
A far-reaching investigation by Earthsight in.
Young Yucatecan lives the real American Dream, he is accepted in 16 US universities
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- This.
“Mestiza Style”, an adult film actress roams the paths of the Yucatan
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- Gia.
Mérida: In social networks citizens locate a couple who stole an expensive adult toy (VIDEO)
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- The.
Mexico wants back stolen Cortés papers auctioned in U.S.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – In September,.