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Millions of losses in Mexico due to cruise ship stoppage

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 14, 2020
Mexico stopped receiving 181 million dollars for the suspension of the arrival of cruise ships due to the Covid-19 pandemic since early March, said Thursday the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism.
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In a press release Jose Manuel Lopez, president of the agency, said that the productive sectors of Mexico are in a stage of recovery, especially the tourism activity that generated until last year 10 million jobs, between direct and indirect.

Topics: Mexico

He added that due to the pandemic, the main cruise lines in the world suspended their operations for several months, a measure that has affected the arrival of visitors to destinations such as Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada and Progreso.

From March to date 559 cruise ships stopped arriving at the ports of Mexico, representing approximately 1'849,000 tourists, the note said.

Pedro Oscar Joaquin, municipal president of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, said that the arrival of cruise ships stopped that month and is expected to restart operations in October, but lack the approval of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The economic loss to Cozumel for this concept amounts to $4 billion pesos ($181 million dollars), and 12,000 jobs related to tourism have been closed.