Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Hotel Council of the Mexican Caribbean has offered to help Acapulco tourist workers in their recovery. The Council has offered temporary work to displaced Pacific tourist workers after 80 percent of the city’s hotels were destroyed by Hurricane Otis last week.
Jesús Almaguer Salazar, President of the Hotel Council and the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres said they are in solidarity with the devastated city and have sent a letter to the Acapulco Hotel Association offering support and employment to personnel.
“A letter to the Acapulco Hotel Association offering employment to personnel whose companies are not going to participate in the rehabilitation of hotels,” has been sent, he said.
Even though federal and state assistance is in the works to reestablish the city’s tourism industry, not all hotels plan to rebuild. Job offers in the Cancun – Riviera Maya region have been offered to those employees who are finding themselves out of work.
After the pandemic, the Quintana Roo tourism industry has experienced a labor deficit of between 10 and 15 percent.
Almaguer Salazar said that the impact Acapulco suffered from Otis will likely generate an additional flow to the Mexican Caribbean this winter from both the national and international market. He says people who planned an Acapulco vacation are likely to arrive in the Mexican Caribbean instead.
Last week, Eloy David Quintero Moreno, President of the Federación Guerrerenses Unidos en el Estado de Quintana Roo, said they were anticipating the arrival of around 5,000 out-of-work people from Acapulco to arrive in Quintana Roo.