A recent eviction of hotels in one of Tulum’s coastal regions is causing an increase in tourist cancellations.
Several businesses in the Punta Piedra area of Tulum say they are receiving numerous hotel cancellations for reservations. Some of the recent cancellations are for reservations that were booked into the upcoming summer months.
Ioana Dide of Posada La Mar said that although hotel guests found other accommodations during the time of the eviction, the experience for visitors goes far beyond that. She explained that the eviction left many visitors with memories of scenes of violence, causing tourists to cancel their reservations.
She says that normally by this time of year, reservations for the months of June to August are full, but due to recent events, the hotel only has a 25 percent occupancy rate for the upcoming summer holiday season.
“For now we do not have a high rate of reservations. To be honest, after the recent dislodging and all the ugly images seen in other countries, online reservations that used to be two or three a day are now zero. We also had some cancellations and the long-term truth is, it’s not very good. Unfortunately, it is a gray area where people saw violent acts and those images are worth more than words,” she added.
Richard Contreras of Akiin Beach Tulum said the evictions, which included hotels, restaurants and other businesses in the Punta Piedra zone, were not violent.
According to Contreras statements, international media outlets have exaggerated the extent of the violence. In fact, he said, the incident “was not particularly violent.”
Kevin Widman, hotel receptionist at Ana & José, said that because of the reputation of the area, international tourists may choose not to come to Tulum as a destination.
Widman says, “Tulum is giving a bad image to the rest of the world. Tourists never imagined they would suddenly be evicted from their hotel… and when that happend, it was a terrible experience.
Maybe some tourists understand the situation and maybe others do not. Travelers spend a lot of time and money to come down here and it is not fair for them to have such a bitter experience during their holiday.”
more recommended stories
Tourists welcomed the spring at Dzibichaltún
Hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists.
381,000 anti-rabies vaccines will be applied to dogs and cats in Yucatan
From March 24 to 30, the.
Vila and AMLO, united to promote the development of Yucatán
Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal and President.
Another foreigner accused of ‘appropriating’ a beach
A foreigner prevented people from bathing.
New Age Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate Spring Equinox at archaeological sites around Mexico
Thousands of people dressed in white.
ICE sets record for arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record
Federal immigration agents under President Donald.
Governor showcases economic panorama of Yucatan to ambassadors
The competitive advantages of the State,.
Cancun expects half a million tourists for Holy Week and Easter
The holiday season of Holy Week.
American builds wall on a beach in Yucatan
While the US president, Donald Trump,.
Social media users mock foreigners who criticized Mexican candy
Social media users mercilessly mocked consumers.