Hoteliers in the Riviera Maya will keep prices down and will not raise the cost by 25% by the end of the year. In fact, “there will be a drop in rates throughout the region until June,” said Andrea Lotito, vice president of the Hotel Association of the Riviera Maya.
This phenomenon is due to the fact that hotels are directing their efforts to bring American tourism, who, due to the problems of insecurity and sargassum, maintain a certain degree of resistance to reach the destination. Therefore, they will not raise their prices in more than 46 thousand hotel rooms in the Riviera Maya (Mexico: hotel occupancy in winter will not reach 60%).
“It is considered that, in our country, in general throughout the region there will be a drop in rates until the month of June, that is in the analysis of the major groups that operate in the destination, that is because of an oversupply, it is a In reality, it is difficult to attract tourists from the United States and Canada, precisely in American tourists due to negative propaganda, ”said Andrea Lotito, according to Novena Quintana Roo.
The rates currently offered by the hotels of the tourist destination are located from the 1,500 pesos per night, which are those managed by the small lodging centers that are located in the tourist area of Playa del Carmen, and also from the three thousand pesos in the hotels of the “all inclusive” plan (Riviera Maya: rates are reduced by 5% and occupancy points three points).
Andrea Lotito has stressed that the rise in vacation rentals is another factor that is affecting the hotel sector. However, they hope to recover their high season rates for the month of June 2020 when summer vacations occur, although these, in reality, will not rise, but only “will remain as in the last year taking into account that there is no changes in the dollar, ”said the vice president.
However, he stressed that each lodging center will be able to use the strategy that it deems best to attract tourism with greater purchasing power. Likewise, he has advanced that the Riviera Maya will be quoted again in international markets because sargassum, a negative factor for the destination, has decreased its arrival at the beaches in high quantities.0