Puerto Vallarta grows in jobs and tourism

Employability and tourism development have registered an increase in Puerto Vallarta.

In terms of employment, Puerto Vallarta has grown 13 percent from June 2015 to the same month in 2018, from 59,489 insured workers to 67,520, according to figures from the Institute of Statistical and Geographic Information of Jalisco (IIEG ).

The jobs were generated mainly in the hotel industry, which has reported favorable numbers in occupancy, income tax collection (ISH) and economic impact.

In hotel occupancy, in 2015 closed with an annual average of 63.46 percent, while for 2017 the figure rose to 74.76, according to figures from the State Tourism Secretariat (Secturjal).

The income of the ISH, which represents 3 percent on the hotel rate and paid by the tourist when staying, grew 60 percent.

Thus, according to data from the City of Puerto Vallarta, in 2015 it collected nearly $89 million pesos for this tax, while in 2017 it was $131 million.

These revenues are used to promote the port both nationally and internationally, as well as to finance joint campaigns with destinations such as Riviera Nayarit.

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