Taxis Hotels In The Red
14 Septembre 2013 - Le Matinal
They fail to honor their commitments to banks. Taxis that operate on behalf of coastal hotels across the island facing enormous difficulties for some time. Their work has been a drastic decline due to unfair competition, says their union representative, Atma Shanto.
The Coalition of taxis hotel sent a letter to the Minister of Public Infrastructure to request an immediate meeting. His spokesman, Atma Shanto, reached by telephone, said that tour operators are preferred by hotels at the expense of cabs. So, going out, day trips and other external activities are organized by tour operators with their own transport. Therefore, taxis hotels get less customers.
Atma Shanto explains the concept 'all-inclusive' that hotels offer to their customers and that includes transportation for outings, has severe consequences on taxis. He pointed out that the taxi drivers were borrowing to buy a car to offer a quality service, but face a reduction of customers, their future is uncertain. According to the union, tour operators and hotels are in cahoots. Furthermore, is it out, taxis operating in other places come to collect tourists at the hotel. "I find this unacceptable injustice taxis hotels," he insists. This provides for a meeting of taxi drivers on Wednesday at the community center of Flic-en-Flac and another Sept. 16 at Belle Mare. They will decide what to do if the authorities turn a deaf ear.