84.2 F
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Campeche hotels get ready for 1,400 Ironman athletes this weekend

Latest headlines

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in these recipes from Yucatán

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based lifestyles are easy to enjoy, despite living in meat-centric Yucatán.  Now that we’ve listed our...

Yucatán COVID patient 1st to die in 49 days

Coronavirus cases rose steadily in a week that ended with Yucatán's first COVID fatality since April 2. A...

Expats in Mexico face impossible deadline to comply with new tax law

Taxpayers in Mérida wait for their numbers to be called at the SAT office. Photo: File A tax...

What is the Loop Current and how does it affect hurricanes on the Yucatán Peninsula?

A current of warm tropical water is looping unusually far into the Gulf of Mexico for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.

Campeche is about to be inundated with over a thousand Ironman athletes. Photo: Getty

San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche — The president of the Association of Hotels and Motels admitted that the tourist trade requires higher quality and better services, but quickly added that “we are not failing at all.”

In an interview with La Jornada Maya, Daniel Lopez announced that current hotel occupancy is at 72 percent as a result of a private event carried out by Pemex and the Ministry of Health.

But he predicted that for the coming week the demand will increase to 85 percent or more because this capital will be the venue for the second consecutive year of the Ironman international sports event, where more than 1,400 competitors from more than 30 countries are expected.

He denied that at the moment there is a shortage of rooms in the capital.

But he added that a Spanish-based international hotel chain will soon add to the 1,300 rooms in Campeche City’s inventory.

He has also previously admitted that Campeche needs to train people in English-language skills.

Campeche, about two-and-a-half hours southwest of Mérida, is smaller and quieter than the Yucatecan capital, and has similar colonial architecture.

The neighboring state’s lack of tourists, however, was recently extolled in a Canadian newspaper’s travel story. The capital’s historic center was called “extravagantly pretty.”

With information from La Jornada Maya

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Mexico looks to its southern neighbors for investment and international cooperation

Historically Mexico’s economic footprint regarding its neighbors to the south has been negligible at best, aside from a few large corporations such as Banco Azteca and Bimbo. 

Activists in Mérida observe International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Trans pride flag flies over the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Courtesy Jornada Maya

The Most Famous Mexican Mathematicians

Photo by Nothing Ahead via Pexels By James Collins The subject of mathematics can be...

Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts to remain a state secret until 2025

The true cost of Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign will not be known until well after the next round of federal elections....

Drivers infuriated by dangers where train work clashes with Mérida-Cancún highway

Serious accidents on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway have become more common since the construction of Phase 4 of the Mayan Train...

Progreso to open new inflatable water park this summer

The new attraction made by Splash-n-Dash Aqua Park will arrive in Progreso in the coming weeks and should be ready by...

Gov. Vila travels to France to promote investment in Yucatán

Yucatán Gov. Vila heads a seminar aimed at investors in France titled “Yucatán, the right place to invest.” Photo: Courtesy

A Mérida restaurant makes a big move, to Phoenix

A Mérida restaurant has moved to Phoenix, where Arianna Pared Villegas still proudly displays her Cuban roots. Photo: Courtesy

Out-of-control fire rages through Valladolid garbage dump

Fires are common in Yucatán between March and May, and the problem only seems to be getting worse every year. Photo:...

Starbucks forces cafes in Mexico to remove frappuccinos from menus

A law firm representing Starbucks has sent cease and desist letters to cafes across Mexico.