They will apply to the same plan used to regulate Airbnb.
MERIDA – The growing use of hostel-type accommodations in Yucatan has aroused the interest of the Secretariat of Tourism Promotiont of the State Government (Sefotur), which plans to regulate and integrate them into the so-called “formal activity” of the local tourism industry.
These lodging centers are visited by backpackers and passers-by of medium economic level, who seek these type of accomodations in order to know the destination in greater depth and to spend less money during their stay.
The secretary of Tourism Promotion, Saúl Ancona Salazar, informed that this type of lodging service will be regulated with the same strategy that will be used by the state government to regulate Airbnb.
Ancona Salazar did not offer many details of this regulation plan that will operate in Yucatan, but admitted that it is a segment that has a dynamic growth.
Inititally, backpackers came to Merida by bus, their only luggage was a backpack and their accommodation was always a hostel. Now, this kind of travelers arrive by low-cost plane, bring suitcases and spend more time in the city for reasons of work and pleasure alike. Not all of them are backpackers now, but they are users of a higher economic level.
Ancona Salazar also mentioned that a natural backpacker’s visit route begins in Chiapas and ends up in Yucatan, and that more and more tourists of this segment are covering the route, which has led to a proliferation of hostels in the tourist cities of the State, mostly in Mérida.
The strategy used with Airbnb, consists of paying the hotel tax of 3%, registering guests on a platform and giving access to customer information to public safety authorities, among other obligations and rights.
more recommended stories
Fitch confirms Mexico’s good rating, but warns of AMLO risks
The rating agency Fitch Ratings confirmed the credit rating of.
“Yucatan’s good public safety is attracting foreign direct investment”: Expert
“Just a few years ago, Yucatan.
Members of the “Antorchista” Mexican political organization march the streets of Mérida
According to estimations of the state.
Mexico, Inditex fifth most important market in 2017
The expansion and growth of the.
Explosions rattle Austin, Texas
A deadly string of unsolved bombings in.
Quintana Roo will have Port Facilities Protection Code
“As part of the security adjustments.
Mexico celebrates Benito Juarez “The Lincoln of Mexico”
Benito Juarez’s birthday (March 21) is.
Presidential candidate José A. Meade warns about influence of organized crime in Mexican elections
One of the concerns for this.
K’u’uk: contemporary cuisine or pure alchemy?
Acknowledged at the Food and Travel.
Mérida, one of the best cities to live in Mexico (and the world)
Dan Prescher wrote an article for.