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Cancun timeshare operators say tourist demand exceeds allowed occupancy rates

Cancun, Q.R. — As the state is set to begin another week in an orange epidemiological light, timeshare operators say that light is affecting their occupancy rates. Alberto Solis Martinez from the Association of Vacation and Tourist Complexes, says the vacation demand is exceeding the allowed occupancy rates under the current orange light.

He says the current orange epidemiological traffic light is stopping the tourism industry from increasing operations, since the demand exceeds the maximum occupancy levels allowed due to the pandemic.

“A very good summer is starting, but what is stopping us is the epidemiological light. The color orange does not help us at all in the matter of occupation rates, since many hotels have reached their allowed percentage,” he explained.

“The truth is that the demand is much more than expected,” he added. In terms of operation, he said that in Cancun and Riviera Maya, many hotels are nearing levels of 2018 to 2019, which reveals the reactivation that is taking place.

He mentioned that in speaking with other destinations such as Costa Rica, Argentina and Brazil, the economic recovery of the Mexican Caribbean is much higher due to the covid health measures that have been put into place.

He added that timeshare levels are anticipated to be even higher starting October.

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