The Swine Flu scare has forced the RIU chain of popular All-Inclusive Mexico beach resorts to temporarily close due to lack of guests. To be clear, they are not shutting down, but closing until mid May due to lack of incoming guests.
In Cancun, the RIU Playacar, Riu Tequila, and Riu Palace Cancun will shut down until May 21, moving all incoming guests to the Riu Yucatan or Riu Palace Riviera Maya.
In Puerto Vallarta, the Riu Jalisco is shutting down until May 21 moving all guests in-house and incoming to the Riu Palace Pacifico.Clearly, Riu Mexico Hotels has the facilities to shut capacity and handle the incoming guests. However, it truly indicates the impace that the Swine Flu scare is having on Mexico tourism.I’m no doctor, but isn’t it just the Flu? Don’t more people get Montezuma’s Revenge than the Swine Flu? I guess, people move in groups.