Published On: Tue, Mar 5th, 2019

SMA will not allow tourism to fall victim to crime

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Due to the large number of road robberies registered in the last three months, the private initiative has implemented measures with the support of the municipal government to stop this situation from threatening the tourist development of San Miguel de Allende.

The president of the Business Coordinating Council, José Benigno Torres, said that San Miguel will not fall to the same situation of places such as Cuernavaca or Acapulco, because they are working to keep the municipality as one of the preferred destinations for national and foreign visitors.

Jorge Olalde, president of the Hotel Association of San Miguel de Allende said that people linked to criminal activities in roads had been arrested, and added that safety training for hoteliers in ongoing too.

While the secretary of City Hall, Gonzalo González, stressed that the hotel occupancy has not decreased, because so far ther are no cancellations. And important events, such as weddings are being carried out all the time in SMA. He explained that in January there was a tourist downturn, but it was due to the shortage of gasoline that Guanajuato and other states of the country experienced.

To say of the president of the CCE, the “Bajío Go” incident on December 2018 was an isolated event.

Given these facts, representatives of San Miguel de Allende have had an approach with the mayors of other municipalities such as Comonfort and Dolores Hidalgo, to strengthen strategies that provide security to locals and visitors. In this regard the mayor of Comonfort, Carlos Nieto said they have the support of state authorities, but acknowledged that it is not enough.

Nieto mentioned that in terms of the jurisdiction that corresponds to the municipality, they are working on the sidelines, requesting support to the Government, and even working in coordination with them.

SMT Newsroom with information from elsoldelbajio.com.mx



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  1. Michael Southerland says:

    We are considering SMA for retirement but for the last 5 months have seen increasing reports of cartel activity especially the trips from the 2 main airports.

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