Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Free Beach Holidays in Mexico...

... if you get Swine Flu!

There is always a catch isn't there!

Talum Beach in Mexico
Talum Mayan Ruins
Originally uploaded by FerencSeitz

The Beach in Talum in the Yucatan Peninsula Mexico has been named as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches but even this is not helping as the outbreak of the H1N1 virus is driving tourists away from Mexico's top beach holiday locations.

There have been reports that occupancy in some hotels dropped more than 50 percent at the end of April and beginning of May and since the outbreak of swine flu 25 hotels in the Cancun area have closed down and that the tourism drop may cost Mexico around $2.3 billion in lost income.

In response to this, some of the hotels in the resort areas along Mexico's Caribbean coast have announced free vacations for three years to any tourist who catches swine flu while on holiday in the region. According to Mexico's Health Minister, Jose Angel Cordova: Mexican beach resorts, including Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta have not had any reported cases of the virus.

So far there are over five thousand hotel rooms that are involved in the promotion which is hoped to bring a little life back to Mexico's beach resorts.

For more check out this post on the Beach Holiday Guide: Free Holidays in Mexico if you get Swine Flue

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