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Cancun, Riviera Maya see nearly 10 million visitors last year

Cancún, Q. R. – Nearly 10 million visitors were recorded for Cancun and Riviera Maya last year, says the Tourism Secretariat of Quintana Room (Sedetur).

Sedetur also reported that so far this year, the state has seen an increase of 4.6 percent in visitors and a sustained hotel occupancy of more than 80 percent. These figures, they add, gives Quintana Roo a new recored in the gross volume of tourists.

Figures from Sedetur show that visitors to the region were very equal, with 4.8 recorded in Cancun and another 4.8 million record for Riviera Maya.

Despite the global economic slowdown, Cancún and Riviera Maya often reached hotel occupation levels above 82 percent with national and foreign tourists thanks to the offer of hotels, restaurants, theme parks, golf courses, marinas, archaeological zones and tours.

According to Report 5-2017 of the State Secretariat of Tourism, over the Easter holidays, the region registered a hotel occupancy of 87.9 percent with 629,271 tourists and an economic value of $439.7 million dollars.

At a press conference, Carlos Gosselin Maurel, president of the Cancun and Puerto Morelos Hotel Association, said that at the end of April there was a 5 percent increase in hotel occupancy compared to the same period in 2016, which anticipates a new record for the Mexican Caribbean, which over the last three years has been increasing.

“These numbers indicate that the holiday period of Easter 2017 was the best holiday season of Easter in the last 10 years,” he said.

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