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Los Cabos' 5-phase approach to reopening for June 1st

Los Cabos' 5-phase approach to reopening for June 1st
Los Cabos. (Michael Pihach/Pax Global Media)
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The Los Cabos Tourism Board has unveiled a five-phase approach to reopening Los Cabos’ tourism sector and has released strict health and safety protocols that will apply to all travel sectors and service operators.

The destination that’s located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula plans to reopen on Monday, June 1st, 2020.

The goal of the reopening is to “systematically allow hotels, timeshares, and some travel operators to resume activities while protecting the health and safety of the community and travellers,” states a release from Jesson + Company Communications, which represents the Los Cabos Tourism Board in Canada.

The tourism board confirms that 62 per cent of the hotel inventory will resume operations while internationally airlines like Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, and Delta have announced a return to the destination.

The following outlines the phases and projected timelines:

  1. Phase I: June: Resume travel activities with limit international and national arrivals. Properties and operators to focus on the implementation of health and safety guidelines.
  2. Phase II: July - Reopening of the international terminal at the airport and slowly recovery of international arrivals.
  3. Phase III: August to September – Recovery of national and international arrivals, especially reservations that were previously postponed.
  4. Phase IV: October to December – Return of luxury travellers along with groups and travellers from Canada and the UK. Recovery of 60 per cent of bookings projected by EOY.
  5. Phase V: Q1 of 2021 – Restore of 60 per cent of air connectivity along with 80% of bookings.

Los Cabos is also implementing strict health and safety measures across the destination to ensure a safer environment to all visitors:

  • Created consistent health and safety guidelines.
  • Developed a layered approach that reinforces hygiene, cleaning, traveller physical distancing, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Implemented standardized health screening protocols at the airport and port.
  • Partnered with travel providers to obtain a “Clean Point” (Punto Limpio) certification offered by the Mexico federal government to strictly adhere to hygiene protocols.
  • Enforced a flexible travel policy.
  • Streamlined the communication protocols between hotels, suppliers, and local authorities.

Los Cabos, under normal circumstances, welcomes more than 3.2 million travellers every year, the tourism board stated. 

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