2005 Archive


News from our 2005 archive.

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87% Of Hotel Rooms Available By February


By February 2006, 87 per cent of hotel rooms in Cozumel will be available, said Gabriela Verduzco, director of the island's Hotel Association, in an interview with thisiscozumel.com this week.
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A Roof Over Their Heads


Most the repair work to people's homes has been completed now in Cozumel, but some families in the poorer parts of town slipped through the gaps of the original relief efforts.
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Business Employment Award


Businesses in Cozumel that employ more than 11 people will receive a special reward of 3,000 pesos per employee, said Mexican daily Por Esto! earlier this week. The reward, announced by Gustavo Ortega Joaquín, Mayor of Cozumel, will be paid to companies that did not lay off staff after Wilma.
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El Cid Goes "Up A Notch"


Carlos Berdegue, CEO of El Cid Resorts, said this week that the El Cid hotel in Cozumel is being "remodelled entirely" and will re-open on 15 March 2006. He explained, "We'll actually be going up a notch in quality" and "our goal is to come back stronger than ever".
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Opinion: Did The Media Do More Damage Than Wilma?


It would be very bold and possibly even ridiculous to claim the media has done more damage to Cozumel’s tourism economy than Hurricane Wilma. But, that’s what the media does: it makes bold assertions, posts sensational headlines and makes claims that may have some basis in fact, but are often quite ridiculous.
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