A Strong decline of winter tourism in Mexico forecast

Reservations for the following winter have already begun to report a fall of up to 40 percent, said Pablo Azcárraga, president of the National Tourism Business Council (CNET), and it is estimated that this will harm the employment and profit margin of the hotel sector.

The tourism industry of the country expectation of the summer holidays to decline, but they also see with concern how reservations for the following winter have already begun to report a decline of up to 40 percent, with respect to what happened in this period of the year in 2018.

“The volume of reservations we are receiving compared to what we had on the same date of the year last year for the next winter season are well below the volume that we had, we are between 30 and 40 percent below, that size is the problem “, revealed Pablo Azcárraga, president of the National Tourism Business Council (CNET), to El Financiero.

Winter vacations are important for the ‘chimney-free industry’ because about 40 percent of their income is concentrated in that period where travelers from the United States and Canada register one of the high seasons of the year.

However, in the face of ‘crossed’ signals that the industry gives to tourists, they still have not decided and are waiting at the last moment to make their reservation.

The wait will also affect the finances of the tourism industry, who in an effort to fill the rooms of their hotels or guarantee occupied airplane seats, will lower the fares to attract travelers.

“The decision to make reservations is being changed to make it at the last minute, that is worrying because when we receive these types of reservations tourist companies no longer allow us to take advantage of the maximum rate,” Azcárraga lamented in an interview.

This drop in service costs, combined with a lower flow of national and international visitors to different destinations in the country, will cause the dismissal of workers employed in different tourist firms , lamented the CNET president.

“It is already beginning to take people to the street that was employed. Layoffs are already beginning, and they will be accentuated by ending the summer. Without a doubt, when the companies already have affectation, like the one we already have, he said.

Source: el financiero

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