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Mahahual taxi driver’s union hoping to regain authority to service cruise ship passengers

Mahahual, Q.R. — Mahahual taxi drivers are hoping to be able to offer services to their Costa Maya cruise ship passengers. Juan Manuel Lanz, general secretary of the Mahahual Taxi Drivers Union, said they are working on being able to again offer the service after their union experienced setbacks and the authorization was revoked.

Manual Lanz says they are seeking authorization through the Secretary of Labor to be allowed to work again at the Costa Maya cruise ship dock.

He says that by being able to service cruise ship passengers, area taxi drivers could increase their earnings by between 30 and 40 percent.

“The location where the drivers parked was close to where Costa Maya cruise tourists arrive which would mean improving profits by 30 or 40 percent. That is why we seek to recover that space that we had before,” he said.

Manual Lanz says that at the moment, that service is provided by the Costa Maya Port itself through an external bus company.

“Ninety percent of taxi drivers depend on visitors who arrive on cruise ships, that’s why we need that job,” he added.