Quintana Roo seeks to hold Airbnb in a specific area
In order to ensure visitor safety, the State Tourism Commission has recommended limiting the operation of vacation rental websites like Airbnb to certain areas within the state of Quintana Roo.
The president of the commission, Julián Ricalde Magaña, said that this proposal seeks to create a “level playing field” for accommodation services in the state, especially for traditional hotels.
A new regulation to establish revenue collection and the processing of municipal operating licenses, similar to what is done by commercial businesses in the state, is also something they want to include in the measures.
By definition, tourism is travel for leisure and recreation; however, we do not want tourists to be present outside of service and security zones because this would result in false advertising about our lack of ability as a government to care for them and, more importantly, expose them to fraud.
The rental of tourist apartments in Mexico is experiencing an upturn after the pandemic, reaching more than 230,000 units in the country, which already exceeds the figures for 2019.