By MP Mexico News Staff
Acapulco Infrastructure Fully Operational Following Impact of A (H1N1) Virus
Acapulco, Mexico (May 13, 2009) – The Acapulco Destination Marketing office announced that the destination’s tourism infrastructure including hotels, restaurants, discotheques and bars are fully operational with complete visitor services available. Businesses in Acapulco like those in cities across the globe were faced with temporary closures when the A (H1N1) spread internationally.
Swift planning by Manuel Anorve Banos, Mayor of Acapulco in cooperation with Ernesto Rodriguez Escalona, Secretary of Tourism for the state of Guerrero benefitted the city’s residents and visitors when multiple preventative measures were immediately implemented throughout the destination to avoid spread of A (H1N1). These initiatives included enhanced health and hygiene practices, the establishment of on-site medical centers in hotels and other places of business, and the cancellation of previously planned public gatherings and events.
“While all of Mexico works to recover from the economic effects of A (H1N1), Acapulco remains vigilant in taking proactive steps to safeguard our citizens and guests against the A (H1N1) virus,” said President of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office, Mary Bertha Medina. “Tourism is of primary importance to us and we are solely dedicated to the comfort and wellbeing of our visitors.”
Health experts and respected news authorities are now reporting a possible overreaction to the risks associated with the A (H1N1) virus. In a clarifying and reassuring statement, the New York Times reported on May 4 “While the disease has continued to spread across the United States and around the world, it is far less deadly than initially feared. And in Mexico, where the outbreak apparently had its origins, new cases have begun to ebb.”
Nonetheless, the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control suggest the following simple precautionary steps to protect against A (H1N1):
· Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing and throw away disposable tissues after using them
· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after sneezing and coughing. Alcohol-based antibacterial soaps are very effective
· Avoid contact with people who have respiratory infections or who are contaminated with the virus
· If you get sick, the CDC recommends that you stay home and not go to school or work and avoid contact with other people to avoid spreading the virus
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
These guidelines are also being communicated in customs, immigration points and are being distributed to all travelers through airlines, tour operators, hotels and travel agencies worldwide.
A magical combination of incredible beauty and hypnotic charm, Acapulco is Mexico’s largest and most dazzling seaside resort attracting over five million visitors annually. Acapulco is exotic yet easily accessible via direct or convenient connections via all major airline carriers from gateway cities across the U.S. For more information about Acapulco, visit www.visiteacapulco.com.