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Royal Resorts in the wake of Hurricane Wilma

A month after Hurricane Wilma hit Cancœn, all five
Royal Resorts are open and welcoming visitors. The Royal Sands, The Royal Mayan, The
Royal Caribbean, The Royal Islander and Club Internacional de Cancœn collectively
offer 1,127 two-bedroom villas sleeping up to six people and as of Sunday, November
20, they had an occupancy rate of over 50 percent and 2,040 guests, some of whom had
taken several flights to reach Cancœn. Others were forced to cancel their vacation
due to flight cancellations.
Nevertheless, as airlines return to Cancœn, the number of guests arriving every week
at Royal Resorts is expected to rise steadily. Many more families have written to
express their intention to travel to Royal Resorts in the next few months and well
into 2006.
Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Carney O.B.E. says “Our Members have a
very real and deep affection for Cancœn and its people, they will be returning in
large numbers as soon as the airline services return to normal.”
Royal Resorts is a vacation ownership company with more than 75,000 member families
who return to Cancœn year after year with friends and relatives. As Royal Resorts
members have a guaranteed unit and week at the same resort every year, they tend to
make their travel plans well in advance of their occupancy dates to return to their
“Mexican home away from home” much sooner than hotel guests. They also forge lasting
friendships with employees and strong ties with the community.
Royal Resorts brings approximately 300,000 tourists to Cancœn every year and the
positive impact of these tourists on the local economy is far-reaching. Not only do
they patronize in-house businesses, thus benefiting employees and the local supply
companies used by Royal Resorts, they also visit Cancœn restaurants, bars and stores
and enjoy water sports, golf and tours. Many Royal Resorts members have been
vacationing in Cancœn for 20 years and have their favorite dining and shopping spots
that they visit without fail every time they come down, making a contribution to the
livelihoods of area inhabitants.