The vacation rentals that exist in Playa del Carmen have surpassed the hotel capacity in this region. They have approximately 12,000 rentals versus 8,000 rooms in lodging centers.
The director of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, Manuel Paredes Mendoza, announced that he will demand that those responsible for vacation rentals offer the same guarantees to tourists, including liability insurance among other requirements. vacation rentals to offer the same guarantees to tourists, including liability insurance among other requirements that hotels have and are obliged to comply with. The objective is to ensure that there is no unfair competition.
"We will continue as a hotel association to fight for the regularization of vacation rentals so that they can obtain the safety conditions required by law in the lodging segment. the law in the lodging segment, that they have a civil liability plan with insurance and that they also have civil protection programs as required by law for the safety of tourists," said Manuel Paredes. civil protection programs as required by law for the safety of tourists," said Manuel Paredes.
He also acknowledged that this lodging segment is of great importance for the accommodation of tourists, so ideally, it would be ideal that a The ideal would be for a hotel to meet the requirements that a destination like Quintana Roo needs to continue to be one of the most important in the world.
The hotel association also stated that there has been an increase in vacation rentals in recent years due to the pandemic when most hotels closed. most hotels closed. The hotel lodging situation is currently positive with percentages above 70% in the general average occupancy rate throughout the Riviera Maya. 70% in the overall average occupancy rate throughout the Riviera Maya.
Ahead of Easter Week, hoteliers anticipate a greater rebound due to the Covid-19 epidemiological green light throughout Mexico. Mexican territory. Figures are expected to be the same or even higher than in 2019.