Puerto Vallarta must continue as a safe and secure destination in order to continue being the preference of both foreign and national visitors, and for this reason we should not lower the security guard, but on the contrary, redouble efforts, said Rafael Yerena Zambrano, General Secretary of the Federation of Workers of Jalisco (FTJ).
He indicated that in the perception surveys that are carried out both among the local population and with visitors if the position is lowered the information is publicized in the media and could change the minds of people wishing to visit Puerto Vallarta.
He assured the situation is worrisome because this has international resonance, and it affects both international and national tourism, for which he hopes we will continue to have a municipality that is characterized by its safety, both for tourists and the local population.
“We have very unfortunate cases such as the recent assaults on two women and two young people who were killed in their homes in broad daylight, and these are very unfortunate situations that also turn red lights on the security of Puerto Vallarta.”
He said it has been observed that during vacation periods, people from other cities arrive in Puerto Vallarta for the purpose of committing illicit acts, such as robbing pedestrians, homes, and auto theft.
However, he pointed out that there is currently a period in which, although Puerto Vallarta has maintained the presence of mostly foreign visitors, it has also not been possible to avoid that poverty affects a high percentage of the local people.
Now that Puerto Vallarta is in the low-season of tourism it is important that employers do everything possible to maintain the staff as a way to maintain the stability of the families of Vallarta.
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“It is important that employers consider the possibility of not applying the so-called solidarity breaks and dismiss staff, the reality is that the destination has seen good tourism even in the low season and the workers continue to respond to their employers, who sometimes take advantage of this season to close their doors and make improvements to their establishments, but they must look for mechanisms to maintain their workforce. ”