Cancun’s low season has just begun, as the summer comes to a close, and the high season is still a few months away.
Typically during this time, hospitality workers are given time off, as hotel occupancy rates drop considerably from around September to November.
This year, though, there is still a staff shortage in the Mexican Caribbean.
But Cancun hotels are promising that service will not suffer during the low season because they will be keeping their full staff working during this time.
Continuing Staff Shortages
According to the president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres, Eduardo Domínguez Ibarra, there is still a significant staff shortage in hotels.
The current shortage is between around 5 -15 percent.
This shortage is the main reason for hotels having to keep the staff that they do have on during the upcoming slower months.
Cancun’s Superior Hospitality
Despite the shortage of staff members, Cancun and other Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations continue to be known for the superior level of hospitality that they provide.
Mexican vacation destinations in general have long been known to provide a high level of service that visitors have come to expect and appreciate.
This level of service is what Cancun has promised to maintain during the low season this year.
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Current Hotel Occupancy In Cancun
Hotel occupancy has dropped considerably already now that the summer season is over.
While summer is not the busiest season in Cancun, the destination receives significantly more tourists than during the few months following.
In Cancun and nearby Puerto Morelos, hotel occupancy rates are down to about 60 percent, whereas it’s a little higher in Isla Mujeres, at 70 percent, but this is still a 10 percent drop compared to the summer season.
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What Hotels Do During Low Season
While hotels would undoubtedly rather maintain high occupancy rates even during the low season, they do take advantage of the time with fewer guests.
Hospitality workers will still get to use vacation time during these months to get a break in before the busy winter and spring seasons.
Also, hotels use this time to perform regular maintenance work and make upgrades and improvements as well.
3 Great Reasons To Visit Cancun During Low Season
Just because the next few months are considered to be Cancun’s low season doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to visit.
In fact, there are three great reasons to visit Cancun during the low season:
- You can often find better hotel rates.
- There are fewer crowds at hotels, beaches, and attractions.
- There’s more hotel availability, which may allow you to book something you normally couldn’t.
Staying In A Hotel Vs. A Luxury All-Inclusive
When it comes to service and hospitality, nothing beats an all-inclusive resort, which is why they are the most popular option for Cancun tourists.
At most of the luxury all-inclusive resorts, there is a staff member to handle basically every detail of your vacation at all times.
From the butlers and concierges to the housekeepers and pool servers, there is constantly someone there to provide the superior service that the Mexican Caribbean is known for.
The Cancun Hotel Industry
The Cancun hotel industry currently employs more than 80,000 hospitality workers, all of whom will be continuously employed through the low season months.
More candidates for hospitality positions are also being sought out to fill the void caused by the shortage.
But despite the current shortage, Cancun tourists can still expect superior service during their upcoming vacations.
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