Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun continues to be one of the front cities in the reactivation of tourism says the Secretary of Tourism. Miguel Torruco Marqués, Secretary of Tourism for Mexico and member of the Group of Experts of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says that tourist activity is in clear reactivation with Cancun being one of the destinations to generate the greatest economic impact.
His comments were made during the recent visit of the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili. He detailed that more than 20.2 million tourists are expected to arrive throughout Mexico during the remaining months of this year, adding that the figure would represent a 178 percent increase over the same period last year when the country saw only 7.4 million visitors.
During his report, he said that Cancun will be the largest economic generator for the country followed by Mexico City, Los Cabos and Guadalajara. As for tourist flow, Torruco Marqués pointed out that beach destinations remain first choice with Cancun, Acapulco and Mazatlán being favorites.
City tourism across the country has also seen a rise in tourist figures with Mexico City in front. He explained that other popular visitor choices this year are Guadalajara and Monterrey. In border cities, Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana and Mexicali are noting an increase, while inner areas such as Mérida, León, and Oaxaca are also in demand.
By occupancy rate, the main beach destinations by percentage of occupancy would be Mazatlán with 75 percent, Cancun with 70.6 percent and Los Cabos with a 70.4 percent hotel occupancy rate.