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Hotel Council: Cancun airport taxi permits should be canceled

Cancun, Q.R. — The Hotel Council has requested authorities cancel the permit and license of both the taxi driver and the airport taxi company involved in the recent overcharging of a tourist.

The Hotel Council says their recent scandal involving the overcharging a Canadian tourist for terminal transfers reflects badly on the region.

Jesús Almaguer, President of the Hotel Council of the Mexican Caribbean and leader of the Hotel Association of Cancún, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres (AHCPM&IM), said that those involved should suffer direct consequences to prevent this type of incident from being repeated.

He also said these types of incidents reflect badly on the region, damaging the tourist image of the destination.

Almaguer says the the Cancun airport managing company Asur (Aeropuertos del Sureste) should cancel the company’s concession to set an example to those who abuse tourism.

Earlier this week, Canadian traveler Xavier “C” was charged $1,000 USD to travel in a Cancun airport taxi from terminal 4 to terminal 3. His credit card has since been reimbursed and the offending taxi driver arrested.

The taxi driver was arrested the night after the incident.
Photo: April 22, 2024.

Almaguer pointed out that although the money was returned and the offender arrested, the damage had already been done.