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Cancun, Riviera Maya tourism continues to rebound with the arrival of travelers

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — According to data from the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), Cancun showed a positive trend in hotel occupancy during the week of July 6 to 12, obtaining 5.7 percentage points more than the previous week, reaching a 22.5 percent hotel occupancy.

This gradual recovery of productive activities, such as tourism for Quintana Roo, is the result of the commitment and responsibility of those who make up the tourism industry to qualify for the Certification in Health Protection and Prevention in Tourist Facilities.

Governor Carlos Joaquín has been pending state affairs and explained that this certification provides security both for workers and visitors, to advance the plan to recover the economy and the more than 84,000 lost jobs after the closure of more than 97 percent of the hotels due to the pandemic.

There are already more than 6,620 companies from varying tourist branches that have registered on the certification platform, which contributes to the recovery of the economy without neglecting people’s health.

Arriving tourists are treated to a traditional Mexican welcome

The positive trend in the gradual recovery of tourism, with the latest data provided by Governor Carlos Joaquín is reflected in the current hotel occupancy rate and the resumption of between 130 and 150 daily flights, all within health protocols.

Carlos Joaquín, announced that Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean were the first destinations chosen by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to be granted the Global Safety Stamp, precisely because of the sanitary protocols that have been registered and applied by tourism companies to protect tourists.

The figures were announced by Miguel Torruco Marqués, Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR), who reported that during week 28, from July 06 to 12, Cancun showed a positive trend, obtaining 5.7 percentage points more than the week previous, reaching 22.5 percent hotel occupancy. In his comment Friday, he said that “the preliminary hotel occupancy percentage for week 28, which includes the period from 06 to 12 July 2020, shows an occupancy percentage of 15.6 percent in 12 selected destinations, that is, 4.0 percentage points additional compared to the previous week.”

The Cancun International Airport has already registered more than 150 operations, the highest number since the health crisis began.

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