Cozumel ferry blames PDC City Hall for drastic ticket sales drop
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo.– The lack of a ticket sales kiosk of Barcos Caribe, which was closed almost two weeks ago, has generated a decrease in sales, acknowledged representatives of the ferry company, which did not release their sales numbers, but claim to be harassed by City Hall officials.
“Some of my colleagues are being harassed by prosecutors. The City Hall staff arrives very arrogant arguing that they have orders from above … we have been affected by sales, I could not tell you how much, but it has gone down, “said Fabiola Carmona, sales manager of Barcos Caribe in Playa del Carmen.
She said the clients of this ferry company arrive at the pier, see the box office closed, get confused and choose to buy a ticket with one of the other two shipping companies also offering the crossing to Cozumel.
Regarding the complaints against the municipal workers, the mayor, Cristina Torres Gomez, said that only they have been dedicated to watch that this company does not sell tickets outside the city pier for the lack of box office.
She emphasized that this shipping company can not at any time sell the tickets outside the tax dock in the absence of an enclosure. But inside the dock, the City council can not prevent the sales, since it is federal zone.
No breakthrough for another box office
Luis Alejandre Morfín, manager of the navy tax pier, reported that there is no progress for this company to rent premises inside the port area and mentioned the lack of a ticket selling point.
The closure of the box office of Barcos Caribe by the Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa) occurred on November 9 and it was argued that the company did not have environmental permits for the premises it occupied for the sale of its tickets at Calle 1 north with Primera Avenida south
Since then, the shipping company has attracted its potential clients to a space in the fiscal pier and collects the ticket inside the boat that sails to Cozumel.