With the objective of expanding the lodging offer along the routes of the Tren Maya, the company Airbnb will offer training this month to residents of the Camino Real who wish to offer their Mayan homes to national and international tourists, informed the Secretary of Tourism, Mauricio Arceo Piña.
He commented that they established talks with representatives of the platform, who were happy with the proposal and available to provide the necessary information about the requirements to be able to operate. In that sense, during June they will come to train inhabitants of Calkiní, Hecelchakán and Tenabo.
“We are looking for people in the communities who have a Mayan house, who have available spaces to offer to tourists,” he said, adding that Airbnb even offered to charge a minimum commission in order to promote and encourage the existence of these lodging options, and in turn, cover the demand that may be generated with the passage of the Mayan Train.
Arceo Piña considered that this project could serve to rescue original homes, as has happened in the walled city, where the recovery of colonial houses that are currently offered as lodging through the aforementioned platform has been observed.