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Quintana Roo sees 2.5 percent increase in tourism

Cancun, Q.R. — The State Secretariat of Tourism reports an increase in tourism arrivals to the state of Quintana Roo of 2.5 percent during the first half of the year.

The agency says that during the first half of the year, airports at Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal reported the arrival of over 13.7 million passengers versus the 13.3 million during the first half of 2018.

The increase, they say, is due in part to an increase in domestic tourism as well as Canadian. Although the U.S. market has decreased by 3.4 percent, the Canadian market grew by 8.4 percent with more than 680,000 Canadians vacationing in the state already this year.

That figure is followed closely by German tourism, which has increased 11.1 percent so far in 2019. Colombia and France are not far behind with 13.4 percent and 16.4 percent increases, respectively.

The state has also recorded a 1.3 percent increase in cruise passengers.

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