Wilma’s Whiplash: Cancun Works Toward Recovery

For three days in October Hurricane Wilma sat astride Cancun, Mexico, dumping rain, tearing at its beautiful white sand beaches, and damaging over 80 percent of its hotel room inventory. As of November 4, just 5,200 rooms out of an inventory of close to 28,000 were in operation. The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau is estimating that about half the area’s rooms will be open by December 15, with another 5,000 open by January 15.

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