Cancun, Q.R. — Governor Carlos Joaquín reports that progress is being made regarding the gradual reopening of the tourism industry, which he notes, he’s hoping to have considered an essential activity.
After meetings with businessmen from the tourism sector, including presidents of hotel associations and city mayors, he says they continue to review sanitary measures and protocols for the state’s adaptation to the new normal.
He says tourism “is an essential activity for the state because it generates employment and development and from there, there is significant growth toward the entire pyramid of the state economy.”
The state government has created a mandatory health and sanitary certification program that guarantees compliance with health security measures by state tourism companies. Joaquin says the state is hoping to be able to reopen tourism internally on June 1, with around 30 percent of hotel employees, then maybe by June 8, they can begin to receive tourists.
Carlos Joaquín expressed that the expectations to receive visitors are reflected in the possibilities of reservations above 40 and 50 points, adding that on Expedia, a recent report shows the Cancun, Riviera Maya region are the top three searched for regarding international hotel accommodations and that Cancun is fifth for flight reservations.
“However, we need to be very careful,” he said explaining that this week, he will present a reopening plan, together with businessmen, noting that obviously, the health emergency is not over.
“What we have done is flatten the curve and we will have to keep part of the population in isolation. They will not be able to go out to the streets every day as was done previously,” he warned without detailing which part of the population will remain in isolation.