As a result of the recent rise in crime and homicides, 300,000 hotel reservations reportedly have been cancelled….
CANCUN — Irene Prado, sales manager of Secrets Silversands from the hotel chain A & M Resorts, said that the decline in occupancy started on July 31, when the news about the US government warning became known. Although there have also been other factors, mainly the threat of hurricanes, it has been the travel alert that has most damaged the arrival of visitors this year, Prado said.
One of the major travel wholesale agencies, Apple Leisure Group, reports a fall in levels of up to 53% for August and September 2018, equivalent to about 300 thousand visitors who will not be visiting destinations like Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
The updating of the travel alert was launched by the US State Department on August 22 of this year, because of the shootings that reached downtown Cancun and the murders in tourist areas in the Riviera Maya. For 2017 through October 11, 135 executions were registered, according to the State Attorney General’s Office.
The downturn in reservations is occurring mainly in the incentive group market, that is to say, those trips which American companies award to their employees, as well as in weddings and honeymoons.
(Apple Leisure Group is an international tour operator, as well as hotel group with a presence of 20 thousand rooms in Mexico and the Caribbean. It forecasts a decrease of 40% in tourism for 2018.)
The problem stems from the fact that the killings are happening in the main tourist destinations of the northern zone of Quintana Roo, in zones where tourists travel and stay. As a result, the United States updated its travel alert recommending its citizens take certain precautions if traveling to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel, among other Mexican destinations.
According to Abelardo Vara Rivera, hotel entrepreneur, things are now stabilizing, after hurricanes and earthquakes, coupled with recommendations to be cautious about insecurity, which caused a drop in the influx of tourism.
more recommended stories
What to do if you lose your passport in Mexico
As much as we try to.
Victory Cruise Lines launches all-inclusive cruise-land Yucatán program
President’s Cruise to inaugurate Victory’s 2019.
Mercy Hospital marks 40th anniversary of Yucatan Heart Program
DES MOINES – Des Moines is the.
Canadian company to invest 57 million USD in Yucatán Peninsula beach resort
MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. says it.
Expert warns of large tourist drop for Cancun in 2019
“The number of foreign tourists arriving.
Mexican journalist gunned down in Chiapas (VIDEO)
The public prosecutor’s office of Chiapas.
Mérida, recognized as one of the most important tourist spots in Southeast Mexico
The Municipal Tourism Directorate is currently.
Mérida Restaurant Week kicks off today!
From September 24 to 30, Mérida.
Mérida seeks to provide broader public space Internet connection
The technology management of the City.
The Cancun Declaration: 190 countries committed to preserve the environment
Among the commitments of 190 countries.