Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – More than 25,000 people have made their way to Playa del Carmen’s popular Fifth Avenue shopping street as the summer high tourist season comes to an end.
Gerardo Valadés Victorio, president of the Business Coordinating Council of the Riviera Maya (CCERM), says that during the last three weeks of the busy tourist season, between 25,000 and 30,000 visitors have toured the areas along the city’s famous Fifth Avenue. He also added that in the region where most of the tourist facilities and hotels are located, they’ve been operating at about 90 percent.
“We have observed that at least 40 percent is domestic tourism, while 20 percent are Americans and another 20 percent are Europeans. We have also begun to see a gradual increase in South American visitors, figuring about 20 percent of those visitors are a combination of Colombians, Peruvians, Bolivians, Brazilians and Argentinians,” he explained.
He also said there is evidence that the building of the new malls, shops and inclusion of international brands around Fifth Avenue have proven successful.
Valadés Victorio said, “La Quinta starts from South First Street to 42nd Street where there are two kilometers of road that have more than 2,000 stores ranging from food, crafts, clothing, cafes and nightlife, among others. A full offering for our visitors.”
He stressed that now the challenge is to maintain a high quality in the service and treatment of visitors to encourage them, not only leave with a good experience of the destination, but also encourage them to return in the near future.