The tourism industry has taken a very hard hit from the global pandemic, but Cancun in Mexico has come up with a way to get their tourism back - and that's by offering freebies.
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It seems that vacationing is off the cards for us all this year.
via: GettyThanks to the global pandemic, traveling in and out of the country is now a big no-go.
And even for those who have had vacations pre-booked in advance...
via: GettyThe majority simply won't be happening due to the terrifyingly fast spread of the virus.
Of course, millions of people around the world have been left feeling bitterly disappointed...But this is a matter of life or death, sadly.
Us frustrated holiday-makers aren't the only ones losing out...Every single person who works in the travel and tourism industry has taken a massive hit right now.
This includes people who work in hotels and popular tourist attractions...
via: GettyThere is now absolutely no business coming in... anywhere.
It's safe to say that the tourism industry is starting to panic...
via: GettyAnd a recent offer in Cancun, Mexico, certainly proves this.
Cancun is a vacationing hotspot.
It's a pretty stunning location...
But a vacation in Cancun doesn't come cheap.
People are always more than happy to pay a little bit extra for a vacation in Cancun, but thanks to the pandemic, this has all changed.
via: GettyThis means that Mexico will now be losing out on a hell of a lot of money.
Things simply can't continue like this...
via: GettyAnd the Mexican government has made their plans to reopen tourism in Cancun from the 8th of June very clear.
A private scheme has been put in place to try and draw tourists back in...The new initiative will launch on 15 June and it will involve freebies from numerous businesses in Cancun.
Yep, you heard that right.Over 200 businesses have come together to offer freebies in a desperate bid to reboot their tourism industry.
Free hotels and meals, as well as golf, theme park, and hire car deals will be offered.
There are also hopes to have a similar scheme for hire cars...
via: GettySo holidaymakers would get 2 days free rental for every 2 days they hire the car for.
It's an interesting concept...
via: GettyRoberto Cintron, President of the Cancún, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres Hotels Association, said: "We are very happy and above all, committed because of the great participation in this campaign of the different state hotel associations as well as the tourist industry generally."
Cancun needs this scheme.
Business owners are worried that tourists will forget about the Mexican holiday spot.
Reinhart feels these deals will help get the industry back on its feet.
via: Getty"This is why we proposed the implementation of a disruptive idea and creation of a campaign of great impact," he went on to say. "We are convinced the formula to reactivate tourism is working together."