Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito
The organized hotel sector expressed its concern over the prolonged fall in hotel occupancy, which has continued since the drop-off last August, when compared to the same period in 2016.
“Although we made an effort to invite tourists to come to Rosarito, they know the situation and know that to get to Rosarito, they have to enter via Tijuana. They need to combat the crime problem,” said the hotel operators.
The hopes for a recovery last weekend for Veterans Day in the USA, fell when there were drops of 40% in hotel room reservations.
In spite of it now being the low season, the figures for 2017 are way down from 2016, for the same period.
Analysts confirmed that it was not the work going on at the San Ysidro border crossing which caused the fall in tourism, but the serious crime problem which is shaking Baja California, mainly in Tijuana.
As has now been announced by the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professional, the real estate sector has also suffered the ravages of crime, with a drastic fall in tourist property sales along the Baja California coast.
The crime has reaches such alarming levels, that it has caused an American real estate developer from California to place his properties for sale to leave Rosarito for good, finding there are no safety guarantees for its customers nor its properties.
The situation has has unleashed a great worry in the tourist sector with the imminent threat of a new crisis.
“We continued with a decline since the last week in August, when the information on crime in Baja California was reported in Southern California, mainly about Tijuana.”