The Hotels and Motels Association of Puerto Vallarta has announced that some hotels & resorts already began implementing the security and sanitary measures required by Intedya to grant the Coronavirus Free certificate.
Different hotel groups from Puerto Vallarta are getting ready for their reopening in a gradual way on June 1st of 2020, but no before obtaining the Coronavirus Free certificate, which is issued by Intedya, an international company specialized in consulting and auditing risk management systems and regulatory compliance that guarantees the correct implementation of new sanitary measures.
The new health protocol, which seeks to guarantee the safety and tranquility of guests, includes actions such as: Periodical disinfection of public spaces, social distancing, use of masks by all the staff, delivery of an essential care kit to visitors, temporary closure of common areas (swimming pools, buffet restaurants and event rooms).
The Hotels and Motels Association of Puerto Vallarta announced that some resorts have already begun to implement these security measures, including Blue Chairs Resort, Container Inn Puerto Vallarta, Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta, Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites, Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Mousai, Hotel Tropicana, Hotel Villa Mercedes Puerto Vallarta, Villa del Mar Resort & Spa and Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Vallarta.
Currently, it is expected that more than 30 hotels will open its doors during the first week of June, 2020.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
After the plan issued by the state government, the different areas of the tourism sector (accommodations, food and services, transport and general commerce), now have a detailed guide of the different protocols they must follow in the midst of the economic reactivation of Puerto Vallarta over the next few weeks.
In general, the plan defines concrete actions that must be followed by the different actors in the tourism industry to transmit confidence as a tourist destination that is carrying out comprehensive, not isolated, actions in all areas visited by tourists from their arrival to their departure from the destination. .
AIRPORT: Since the arrival of the visitors, at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the Pacific Airport Group (GAP) will maintain the installation of sanitary controls in coordination with the competent authorities, the measurement of temperature with remote thermometers, the installation of thermographic cameras and the implementation of posters and videos to inform or promote Covid-19 hygiene and prevention recommendations.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS: In all the hotels in Puerto Vallarta, recognized for their excellence in service, emphasis should be placed on disinfecting spaces such as the lobby, corridors, common areas and, of course, the rooms. Cleaning will be thorough and detailed in high contact spaces such as floors, elevators, handles, railings, and toilets.
Meanwhile, in restaurants – great representatives of the destination’s renowned gastronomic offer – hygiene, always relevant, becomes essential, which is why the number of diners will be reduced to a maximum of 50 per establishment with a distance of not less than 1.5 meters between tables.
Source: Out & About PV
Starting Monday, May 25, restaurants in the Malecon will reopen after they reached an agreement with the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta.
Councilor Guadalupe Guerrero Carvajal, president of the Commission of Tourism and Economic Development, held a meeting with representatives of this union, in which the options were discussed so that these businesses located on the Malecon could resume their activities.
It was determined that only one access point to the restaurants will be opened, while the rest of the boardwalk will continue to be closed.
On Friday, officials from the different areas of the City Council met and made a tour of the area to define the viability of this proposal, agreeing that it will be from this Monday when a section from Uno de Octubre to El Faro (points that will serve as access), which will be duly delimited and the rest of the boardwalk and the intersections will be cordoned off and closed.
Despite the reopening, the boardwalk will continue to be closed to the public until the Federal or State Government announces the new provisions.
Source: Vallarta Daily
According to the API, a twelfth cruise ship arrived in Puerto Vallarta for humanitarian reasons this past Wednesday.
The Seven Seas Splendor ship, which belongs to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises, arrived with 125 crew of different nationalities but without passengers, the API stressed.
They reported that the cruise ship from the port of Los Angeles, California, will remain docked and guarded for 30 days in Puerto Vallarta, “where the main port services will be provided.”
The cruise is commanded by Diego Michelozzi, who has been working aboard cruise ships for 20 years. The Seven Seas Splendor, launched in February 2020, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, is 224 meters long, being the second in the Explorer class of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the fifth ship of the company, said the API.
“As in each humanitarian arrival, the respective authorities such as International Health, Migration, Customs and SENASICA were present, verifying, among other things, the health of the crew,” the API Puerto Vallarta detailed.
Source: Vallarta Daily
The hotel industry in Puerto Vallarta is looking to be certified as a COVID Zero destination by the end of the year while complying with the most demanding hygiene protocols.
“For a soft opening, that is to be able to open the destiny little by little, we know, this is going to be painful, we know that the recovery will come later or gradually and it may have effects until December. Together, with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, this promotional campaign is going to give the tourists assertiveness to our destination so that they feel safe.”
The president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Association pointed out that only 5 of the total hotels in this destination are open and with many restrictions, to accommodate those who work in essential activities.
One of the main concerns is that being a global pandemic, they still don’t know how international tourists will return, to what extent and when flights and cruises will return.
García Arce said that there is concern about the construction of new hotels that no longer continue due to the pandemic because the goal of the entire sector is to boost productivity and the economic flow in this destination.
Source: Vallarta Daily