PROGRESO — Although on cruise ships, passengers are told that red tide is in progress in order to sell tours to archaeological sites, this actually is a good cruise ship day, said handicrafts vendor, José Alberto Noh Pat, a resident of Caucel City, Merida.
In an interview Wednesday Oct. 7, the vendor reported that he speaks English and in discussions with cruise tourists, they said that representatives of the tour agencies, in order to sell tours, tell passengers there is red tide in Progreso and the beaches and the sea are dirty.
‘That’s why most travel to archaeological sites,” said Noh Pat, who has for 10 years sold necklaces and other crafts along the maledon on cruise ship days.
On Thursday Oct. 1, masseuses Marina Moon, Shirley Manrique and Karina Dzul reported that an instructor for a course they took September 30 at the House of Culture told them that there is negative publicity about Progreso on the cruise ships with passengers told there is much insecurity in order to sell package tours to archaeological zones and Merida.
Noh Pat said that on Tuesday he did not sell anything to the Carnival Elation tourists, who arrived from Cozumel, but yesterday he had good sales with passengers from Carnival Triumph, which arrived from Galveston, Texas.
“Vendors, artisans, restaurateurs and masseurs would do better with the arrival of the cruises,” he said, “if the travel agents on the ships did not do poor promotion of the port, to sell their tours to archaeological sites.”
Eddie Barbosa, of Halacho, in turn, said yesterday he sold 12 hats, each USD $10 ($166 pesos each, and $1,992 pesos for 12) and, instead, on Tuesday only managed to move two ($332 pesos).
When the Carnival Triumph comes straight from Galveston vendors always have good sales, Eddie Barbosa added.
The waiter Roberto Torres said on Tuesday with the arrival of Carnival Elation he only waited on one table with passengers who consumed USD$20 ($332 pesos), and yesterday, with the Triumph, he attended five tables where tourists consumed USD$40 in beer and snacks ($664 pesos per table and $3,320 for the five palapas).
The Carnival Triumph arrived at 8 am and at 5 pm sailed to Cozumel. It will return Monday from Galveston directly, so the providers are in for a good start to the cruise week.
Yesterday, the sea was a bit dirty with kelp strewn by the tides.
Source: Diario de Yucatan
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