71% of travel agencies in Yucatan are illegal: association

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Association of Agencies says state must take measures for urgent regularization with the reforms to the Yucatan Tourism Law… 

MERIDA — Yucatan has 200 illegal travel agencies, compared to 80 legally established.

According to the figures provided by the Association of Travel Promotion Agencies of the Yucatan, these figures impel almost immediately a total regularization with the reforms to the Yucatan Tourism Law, that should bring order to the sector and at the same time avoid the loss of tourism.

The group also considered that the lack of sanctions or measures to implement the law, have caused an increase in the number of companies working in the informal sector, as far as tourism is concerned, representing unfair competition to legally established jobs that pay taxes.

(Photo: SIPSE, Milenio Novedades)

The problem of these “pirate” agencies is not only the deception of those who require their services, they also create a bad image to those legally established, according to the association.

The group also stressed that in Yucatan there is no room for more agencies, since it is a small market, especially because of the lack of international flights.

Source: sipse.com/milenio