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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:48 (128 days ago)

Although the surf's been up a bit from the passing storms, it's nothing like it was during the recent mar de fondo events. Water taxis are back to making their normal runs to Playa Las Gatas and Isla Ixtapa though there are hardly any tourists.

The coasts of Quintana Roo as well as Florida and the Caribbean islands are expecting more sargassum weed. Parts of the west coast of Florida are dealing again with the toxic blue-green algae. The Gulf Coast around the mouth of the Mississippi River is expected to have the largest dead zone ever this summer thousands of miles wide thanks to human activity upriver. I keep thinking all those calamities might translate into more tourism for Zihuatanejo, but unfortunately I still don't see any promotion for our region on any media. A damn shame. Places like Key West and St. Croix can afford to make excellent commercials seen in many U.S. States and parts of Canada as well as on major international satellite and cable TV channels. No reason why we can't have an ad playing in the same venues.

Cloudy days are for meditating on the seashore.
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This was taken last evening at twilight. It was dark when we left the beach but floodlights were lit bright and the work continued. They just might get this thing finished on time.
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by DGPMich @, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 14:29 (128 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

So far Delta is not offering direct flights to ZIH. Doesn’t sound like they will. That sucks, right now you have 3 stop from MSP to ZIH.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 14:50 (128 days ago) @ DGPMich

Just give it up and move here!!!!!
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by Aunt Chelada, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 14:58 (128 days ago) @ DGPMich

Round trip Airfares to Florida from the northern states are $250-$350 and $600-$900 to Zihua, not to mention only a 2 day drive to Florida. Fortunately Zihua is a luxury we can afford, but that doesn't apply to many others.

I see it as a chicken and egg situation. High airfares, lower demand. Lower demand, less need for more flights resulting in less competition among airlines and that means the airlines can charge higher airfares, which in turn kills the demand. Not sure how you break the cycle.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 16:35 (128 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

Round trip Airfares to Florida from the northern states are $250-$350 and $600-$900 to Zihua, not to mention only a 2 day drive to Florida. Fortunately Zihua is a luxury we can afford, but that doesn't apply to many others.

I see it as a chicken and egg situation. High airfares, lower demand. Lower demand, less need for more flights resulting in less competition among airlines and that means the airlines can charge higher airfares, which in turn kills the demand. Not sure how you break the cycle.

The cycle is broken when one (or more) of the thousands of overpaid public servants (and tour operators) makes a deal with an airline guaranteeing that the airline will make at least a certain minimal profit per flight, or else the government entity (or tour operator) will pay the difference, then do some REAL PROMOTION saturating regional media with ads to see if they can’t fill those flights and get the ball rolling, a method I have confidence in. But unfortunately in this world there are too damn many too fortunate people for whom “doing their job” means little more than showing up for work and collecting a paycheck, and that ain’t worth spit in this increasingly competitive overpopulated world.

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by Surftex1, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 19:12 (128 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 15:45 (128 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

About the pier: is any effort being made to have a floating dock there in order to make it easier to get on and off the pangas?

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by Quadra Paul @, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 17:55 (128 days ago) @ frostbite

Nope! We tried, but they didn't go for it! Would have been easy to do.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 21:27 (128 days ago) @ Quadra Paul

Easy and quite inexpensive. You'd think the water taxi companies would be interested. If they don't want it on the side of the pier facing the bay, they could do it on the other side. If a legitimate group were formed to push for this, I'd certainly be willing to donate to the cause.

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by Grumpy in Lake Cowichan @, Vancouver Island B.C Canada, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 19:21 (127 days ago) @ frostbite

:megusta: