A TRAVEL PERSPECTIVE FROM MEETING INNOVATIONS – JUNE 2020
After spending 15 days in Cancun earlier this month, we were amazed at the levels of precaution the city has taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for tourists and locals alike.
From large resort hotels to small beach clubs, it seems every establishment is committed to everyone’s safety. While there are several government mandates in place, the citizens are committed to the enforcement of protocols, and in many instances, they exceed minimum requirements. There appears to be a unified understanding that only through these measures, will safety and security be instilled to allow for a speedier return of tourism to the area. Their dedication to the protection of tourism is more than evident, as they understand it is the livelihood to so many in this beautiful paradise.
During our stay in Cancun, many impressive safety measures against COVID-19 left us feeling safe, secure, and pondering the question, are they handling the return of travel better than most?
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There was no property or venue that didn’t impress us during our stay. While some hotels were taking more detailed measures, each property exceeded our expectations. These precautions far surpassed the practices we are commonly seeing throughout the industry such as gel and handwashing stations. Here are just some of the many safety measures we experienced during our visit.
Marriott Cancun‘s protocols were one of the most impressive we experienced! Upon arrival, they provide a safety kit to each guest, which includes a mask, gloves & antibacterial wipes. The Front desk team is masked and protected by plexiglass barriers. Government forms are completed and information on local clinics is shared with each arriving guest.
The Marriott is completing a multi-million dollar renovation, which updates the hotel with chic modern decor, light and airy public spaces, as well as the rebranding of their restaurant options.
Food and beverage protocols were also carefully addressed by these properties. Once seated at a table, an attendant comes to re-spray and sanitize your table.
This was such a simple step which provided an additional level of reassurance to our entire group.
A new culinary safety procedure is no touch food delivery. Once your food leaves the kitchen, it is thoroughly wrapped in plastic to protect from contamination, this extends to the restaurants as well. Each plate our server brought to the table was sealed, only previously handled by the Chef!
Thank you to all the hotels, venues & services that made us feel so welcomed & safe during our stay:
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