CANCUN — Due to extortions ranging from $50 to $100 dollars and the increasing insecurity of various regions in the country, some tourists have decided not to visit Mexican beaches this season.
Because of insecurity in Cancun, some Canadian students chose to cancel their arrival to the Mexican Caribbean and preferred to vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, said Carlos Gosselin Maurel, president of the Hotels Association of the destination.
From the last week of February until the end of this month, Cancun was expecting the arrival of 35,000 spring breakers.
Last year, Cancun received 40,000 spring breakers, of whom 34,000 were from US cities such as Dallas, Texas, New York and Philadelphia; 8 percent from Ontario and Quebec, Canada; 3 percent form Brazil; 2 percent from Colombia, and 1 percent from Spain and Argentina.
Gosselin Maurel acknowledged that this year the destination will not reach 30,000 spring breakers, since not only the Canadian, but also the American segment are decreasing their visits.
Youth tourism has an average expenditure of $50 to $80 dollars a day during a four-day stay and vacation packages with costs up to $1,200 dollars with aircraft included.
It is worth mentioning that the municipal authorities began distributing the codes of conduct to be followed by American students during their stay, “with the aim that young people can have fun, but with good behavior.”
In addition to this, the hotel leader announced that they also have knowledge of 15 complaints of extortion towards the spring breakers.
He said that they will demand formal actions of the government of Quintana Roo to ensure the safety of tourists, since this issue is a sensitive one. The extortions range from $50 to $100 dollars per tourist.
Gosselin Maurel stressed that although many hoteliers disagree with this market, because it does not produce enough economic impact and becomes a seedbed for the sale of drugs and alcohol, they will hold meetings with promoters and sellers of student packages to have a consensus of what Spring Break represents for the tourism sector.
more recommended stories
Cozumel returns to lead the cruise industry in Mexico and South America
The general director of the Port.
According to Mexican businessmen, the Maya Train project will only be profitable for Quintana Roo and Yucatán
In spite of the planning of.
2018 Merida’s International Festival of the Maya Culture has been cancelled
The State Government reported that it.
Organic products are becoming more popular in Mérida
Everyday, more and more companies offer.
Local transport companies will invest 250 million pesos in new Cancun-Tulum Metrobus
In order to cover the growing.
While Venezuelans suffer and die of hunger, Maduro eats at one of the most expensive restaurants in the world (VIDEO)
A viral video showing Venezuelan president Nicolás.
Tulum’s “La Calma” Ecoresort master plan rejected by Semarnat
On September 12th, the environmental organization.
Organ donation culture increases in Yucatan
September 17, 2018 (ACOM) .- The.
New air route Merida-Villahermosa
Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, with.
Criminology expert warns about possible increase of organized crime activity in Yucatán
“Poverty levels in the state of.