In booking my trip I'm finding no deals from hotels and my dive shop has actually raised it's prices. I was expecting some sale prices to attract customers back to Cozumel after the hurricane. It really seems weird to me that they just had a natural disaster and there are zero incentives for people to come have their vacation there amid the reconstruction.
Maybe the cruise ships bring in so many people that a fire sale isn't necessary. But from what returning divers and Betty sez that isn't so.
Ok, I'm coming down to Cozumel anyway because I think the diving will still be good, the food will still be excellent and because I want to spend my vacation money in Cozueml when they need it the most. But that's just me and perhaps several handfuls of other veterans. The whole rest of the world and particularly first time visitors are not going to choose the scene of a recent natural disaster for a vacation without incentive to do so when there are a thousand other places to go that haven't had a natural disaster. That's just common sense. On the other hand people flock to fire sales.
If a tornado hit Disneyland tickets are going to be half price for a while, and the next thing you know, everything is back to normal.
Just wondering why this hasn't seemed to occur to even one hotel or dive shop. A full hotel or dive boat costs as much to operate as a 3/4 empty one, so when the going gets rough why not make fast nickels instead slow dimes?