Sign Government of the state agreement with
Airbnb · From this year, it starts the acquisition
and referral of 3 % in the concept of lodging tax
· From January to July 2018 more than 100 thousand travelers arrived to Baja California Sur, through airbnb
In Meeting LED by the governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis and in which they were present isidro Jordan Moyrón, Secretary of finance and administration; Luis Humberto Araiza López, Secretary of tourism, economy and sustainability, Angel Hot, director general of Airbnb In Mexico and Jorge Balderrama, director of public policies of that company, was announced that the firm will begin to capture and refer 3 % for the concept of lodging tax in Baja California sur.
This, explained the agent representative, is given after airbnb and the government of the state signed in early 2018 a letter of intention for the tax regulation of the accommodation services offered by that application.
With this agreement, there are also possibilities to carry out actions for this company to cooperate with the state government in the field of innovation, Entrepreneurship and sustainable tourism.
Mendoza Davis highlighted the importance of this agreement that will come to join the promotion tasks of Baja California sur in the national and international market, but above all, the impact that will have for the community itself the presence of more visitors in its different destinations. "we will work together in the promotion and dissemination of destiny, using technology and innovation in favor of the sudcalifornianos", he said.
Currently, there are more than 6 thousand spaces listed on Airbnb in the state, and only in the period from January to July 2018, more than 100 thousand travelers arrived to Baja California Sur, through this platform . The arrival of travelers to the state was translated into economic activity, as a typical host of the company wins about 8 THOUSAND PESOS a month.
In this regard, angel hot stated that: " in Baja California sur about 60 % of hosts are women and highlighted that the state was pioneer in working with Airbnb to use technology as an inclusion tool. In January 2018, we announce a collaboration agreement in peace. In the six months later, more than 30 thousand travelers came to the state using this app ", he said.
This has been translated into benefits for Baja California Sur, because the possibility of receiving more and more travelers, helps promote the economy of traditional peoples and diversify the local tourist offer, complementing the segments of beach, nature and adventure, through the Inclusion of more and more villages with wealth wealth and areas with potential of tourism so far not explored.
In this sense, the interest of strengthening, from this year, was the presence of this service in the municipalities of comondú, Loreto and mulegé where there are also great attractions, for which a strategy that allows the training of the Hosts.
Airbnb, is a company known worldwide for connecting hosts, which have hosting spaces available, with travelers from all over the world.
SECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITY INCREASED
Here in Loreto Bay, we are fortunate to live in a safe, secure community. Historically, there have been very low incidents of crime. Many of our communities in the United States and Canada have significantly more occurrences. Unfortunately, over the last three months, Loreto Bay has been subjected to four confirmed acts of theft as well as a few additional reports of suspicious activity. The communities immediately adjacent to us have also experienced thefts. Three boats were stolen from the marina and several homes in the Homex development and Nopolo were broken into. This is concerning to all of us.
This activity may be reflective of the time of year, it may be related to higher occupancy and more opportunity, or it may be an indicator that criminal activity is increasing in the area. The Board has taken the following actions to address these concerns: *Security has been directed to be more vigilant and assertive in their patrols. Homeowners, workers, and guests may be asked about their unit number or job assignment. Please do not be offended. The Security guards will be polite, and we expect homeowners, workers, and guests to be respectful and understanding in return. *We have increased Security Staffing – an additional security guard has been hired for the 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. shift resulting in guards at each community access point. *The Municipal Police will increase their presence by providing patrols every 2 to 3 hours on the Paseo during the evening hours. *The Board is also investigating medium and long-term solutions to ensure we have the security systems in place for a safe and vibrant community. This includes using technology to strengthen our security systems.
Please remember to do your part in keeping our community safe and secure by reporting any suspicious behavior and by keeping your homes and possessions secured. Also, the security guards are here to assist and protect – please remember to be courteous and respectful as they do their job. Thank you.