Juan José Martín Pacheco, the president of the Yucatan Hotel Mexican Association, revealed that prior to the summer season, hotels in Yucatán do not have a favorable outlook. The sixth month begins with low room occupancy and only 12 percent of reservations for the months of June, July, and August.
He explained that in response to this issue, they have started meetings with the authorities of the Yucatán Ministry of Tourism Promotion (SEFOTUR) to launch an electronic media campaign in the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Tabasco, Oaxaca, and Veracruz in order to address this situation.
He stated that although hoteliers have benefited from Congresses and Conventions, this will not be an option for the summer as most of these events will take place in October and November of this year.
He acknowledged that while planes arriving in the city of Mérida are at their highest capacity, “we have many people who leave on Mondays and return on weekends, they own properties, and obviously do not occupy hotel rooms.”
On the other hand, he noted that with a 10 percent increase in the number of rooms and only 57 percent occupancy, it represents a decrease rather than a growth for the hotel sector.
Regarding the magical towns of Valladolid and Izamal, the only thing that has provided some relief for hoteliers in this area is the construction of the Mayan Train.