Small Hotels in Playa del Carmen have decided to promote LGBT tourism as part of their strategy to reactivate the economy. After months of closure, they are opting for creating inclusive services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Canal 10 interviewed the President of the Committee of Small Hotels and Tourism in Playa del Carmen, Omar Ortiz. The representative argued that new segments of the market are arising, thanks to new legislation. Some of them are LGB families (families with two fathers or two mothers plus children) and LGBT couples. These families can spend significant amounts of money on the local economy. As a consequence, this segment has become a cornerstone of the marketing strategy of many hotels.
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Playa del Carmen stands out for its openness and inclusiveness for this collective. This is, the city increasingly upholds Human Rights for both for residents and tourists. As a consequence, the latter enjoy a wide range of options in terms of inclusive hotels and resorts, restaurants and nightlife venues.
Source: Canal 10.