It’s a natural reaction after a crisis of the travel industry nature: if you lower the prices, they will come.
But how low is too low? Check out this blog on National Geographic Traveler and the comment from our colleague Sylvie Laitre, director of Mexico Boutique Hotels. I think she hit the nail right on the head.
Truth is, when travelers start expecting five-star experiences at one-star prices, everybody loses. I’m not sure I would call these people “travelers” anyway—I think they would fall under the category of “bargain-basement scavengers.” There’s a difference between looking for good value for your dollar and trying to squeeze the living daylights out of a peso—and complaining when the droplets aren’t platinum.