2,000 people from Jalisco with limited resources will benefit from 63 free trips to vacation destinations within the state.
The Ministry of Tourism of the State of Jalisco (SECTURJAL,) launched the free travel program ‘Let's Travel Jalisco 2021,’ to promote the economic reactivation of tourism, by generating economic spillover in destinations and providing opportunities to people who lack the resources to know their state.
The launch demonstrates the reactivation of this high-impact program, which in 2019 benefited 6,094 Jalisco residents with 140 trips, and in 2020 it was suspended due to the coronavirus health contingency.
The objective is to benefit around 2,000 Jalisco residents with 63 free trips to 49 destinations, which will be made in accordance with the sanitary protocols authorized by the Board of Health; maximum capacity of 75% on buses, mandatory use of face masks at all times, antibacterial gel, and healthy distance.
"We are committed to the health of Jalisco, therefore we adhere to the guidelines set by the Board of Health to be able to reactivate this program, which in addition to generating economic benefits in the municipalities of the interior of Jalisco, allows us to offer opportunities for recreation to the sectors of the population that during the COVID-19 pandemic have been affected in their economy, and in their mental and psychological health, "said the head of the agency, Germán Kotsiras Ralis Cumplido.
In order to avoid crowds, a specific online registration will be opened for each call to participate in the raffles, and the winners will be announced on the official website of the agency. In case of requiring support to register, people may go in person to the Information Module on the dates and times that will be reported in the official channels.
The general director of Tourism Promotion of the Secturjal, Rocío Lancaster Jones Granada, reported that the tours will begin in September and will conclude on Sunday, November 28, but that because the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there may be adjustments or modifications in accordance with the indications of the Board of Health.
Among the destinations and municipalities that will receive visitors during the year are Tequila, Tapalpa, Costalegre, San Juan de los Lagos, Jamay, Guadalajara and Talpa de Allende, as well as three municipalities that join the program for the first time: Cañadas de Obregón , Quitupan and Zapotitlán de Vadillo.
‘Let's Travel Jalisco 2021’ will benefit the involved tourism sector including land carriers, lodging establishments, cultural spaces and complementary services, food and beverage establishments, recreational centers, spas and artisans, to name a few.
Online Registration Starts Tomorrow
The first call will be for adults over 60, who can fill out the online form from Thursday, August 26 to Sunday, August 29. The winners will be published online on August 31, and the delivery of tickets will be done in person by appointment.
These first 12 trips will depart from the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area from September 6 to 10, to 10 destinations and municipalities in Jalisco.
The calls for the raffles, the list of winners, and other information about the program will be published on the social networks of SECTURJAL:
Requirements for online registration for older adults:
- Official identification of Jalisco with a photograph: IFE or INE, INAPAM, DIF, proving the age of 60 years or more.
-Full name and CURP of the interested party and the 3 companions.