Omar Guevara

MCALLEN, Texas – Land ports of entries were re-opened to so-called “non-essential” travel on Nov. 8.

Since then, hotels in the McAllen area have been full, says Omar Guevara, who chairs McAllen’s hospitality task force.

Guevara, general manager of Radisson McAllen Airport Hotel, says the acid test will come in January and February.

Then, he said, local hotels will find out if the upward trend in occupancy rates continues. 

McAllen hotels did reasonably well during the height of the coronavirus pandemic because their rooms were needed for nurses brought into the Rio Grande Valley to help at local hospitals.

Listen here to Guevara’s interview with Rio Grande Guardian International News editor Steve Taylor below.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above news story shows the Radisson McAllen Airport Hotel.

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