Published On: Tue, Feb 2nd, 2021

SMA hoteliers situation is more complex due to lack of promotion

San Miguel de Allende.- “The hotel sector is in a crisis from which it can only come out with the support of the government, but without resources for promotion, it becomes even more complex”, said Daniel Velázquez, president of the Association of Hoteliers of San Miguel of Allende.

After the reduction of 49 million pesos for tourism promotion this year, the leader of the hoteliers said that there are two situations with this issue of cuts, “the first is that the Ministry of Tourism was cut from the budget about fifty percent; in 2019 they had about 280 million and they cut it to 145 million, which obviously limits a lot the action they can take ”. 

Matilda Hotel in SMA (photo:

“The other cut that was more than 40 million, is the one used to promote destinations, which was generated from the lodging tax, which is 4%”, he continued.

He explained that since all hotel occupancy was greatly reduced by up to 50% in 2020, the hotels do not generate this tax and therefore, the reason given by the state government is that, since it was not generated, that money cannot be used for promotion.

San Miguel Times Newsroom



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