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Income during Holy Week: $380 million in Progreso

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The Easter holidays have concluded and with it comes normality to the port, with most visitors returning home after leaving a significant economic benefit for formal commerce.

According to the president of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (Canaco Servytur) of Progreso, Manuel Contreras Alcalá, the expectations for Holy Week were exceeded due to the presence of numerous walkers who arrived at this time of season, not only in Progreso but along the coast.

The presence of tourists, he highlighted, was reflected in hotel and restaurant occupancy, as well as the influx at tourist spots such as beaches, and boardwalks, among others, which were practically full, especially in the last week of the vacation period.

He added that, despite the number of people, there was no shortage of any product nor were negative balances recorded in the economic sector.

Regarding the economic impact, he indicated that before the start of the holidays, the agency estimated that between 250 and 300 million pesos would be generated.

However, the expectation was exceeded, since the final calculation generated is now between 350 and 380 million pesos.

He stressed that the summer houses were practically full, so nautical services also had an upturn, since numerous recreational boats were activated.

This even meant that the gas stations that supply these ships were still crowded, which had the same impact on the sale of ice, soft drinks, beer, food, etc.

In the particular case, that this weekend there was a shortage of certain products in some self-service commercial chains, he pointed out that it was more of a logistics issue than a shortage of the product since they depend on their suppliers.

Therefore, if they run out of products they have to wait for them to be supplied again, unlike restaurants and other types of businesses that can go to any supplier.

Although the Easter season ended, the leader of the port’s businessmen reported that there is confidence that the economy will continue to flow, given that Progreso has gone from being a seasonal tourist center to receiving visitors practically every day of the year.

“This speaks well of the development that the Peninsula is experiencing especially Progreso, which has become a reference and an attraction, which in some way is attracting more visitors. This is not the result of chance, but is a work done over the years of tourism promotion,” said the leader.

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