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Authorities say social media claims of Cancun suspensions, hotel cancellations are false

Cancun, Q.R. — Head of the Nautical Association of Quintana Roo says the social media posts regarding all nautical activities around Cancun being suspended are false.

Iván Ferrat Mancera, head of the Asociación de Náuticos de Quintana Roo, says the social media posts that collective recreational trips such as party boats, fishing trips, catamarans and pirate ships have been suspended, are completely false and are only rumors.

Ferrat Mancera clarified that nautical operations continue as normal without restrictions of any kind, adding that they are currently 70 percent booked and remain without any suspensions of any kind on tours or travel.

“Across social networks, it’s being spread that these types of tours have been restricted in response to the coronavirus contingency, but this is false news,” clarified the nautical leader.

Roberto Cintrón, president of the Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres Hotel Association also stepped forward to clarify social media claims that Cancun has had massive cancellations due to the coronavirus issue are not true.

Cintrón says that Cancun hotels definitely have not had massive cancellations and are in optimal condition to receive visitors, adding that they are equipped with all the necessary precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the virus.

Cintron said that hotel occupation levels for Easter are good, adding that the reservations are mostly national tourism despite the spread of COVID-19. He explained that the areas most affected by cancellations have been in the groups and convention centre sector, with some groups being unable to rearrange flights due to airline restrictions.

He says the emergency declaration in the United States will affect the destination in coming months, but to what degree, only time will tell.