Cancun, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo says with the reactivation of tourism in the face of the pandemic, the state has made considerable progress. Governor Carlos Joaquin says that 90 percent of the projects that were postponed due to the pandemic, have restarted.
There are currently 5,000 hotel rooms being built, he reports, in addition to shopping malls. According to state government information, the companies that have reactivated construction include AM Resorts, Grupo Posadas, Grupo Lomas and Grupo Tafer, with its Garza Blanca properties.
Joaquin says some of those projects will be completed by the end of this year, while others are anticipated to be finished in early 2022.
The governor reported that 122,000 jobs were lost last year, which represented 25 percent of all jobs in the state, however, they are expected to be recovered in July.
The governor also highlighted the reactivation in air connectivity, which he stresses, is nearing pre-pandemic figures with 518 daily operations, close to the 600 before covid. Tourism officials for the state are anticipating an 80 percent recovery for the upcoming summer months. He points out that the state is expecting around 2.8 million tourists, which for the same time in 2019, was 3.5 million.