Last updated on May 12, 2016
Cancun, Q.R. – Quintana Roo has been designated as the tourism giant of the country, according to state governor, Roberto Borge.
Comprised of more than 88,000 hotel rooms and averaging an occupancy rate of 73 percent, the state continues to grow in the way of annual vacation projections.
Quintana Roo promotes and qualifies as a leader in the tourism industry with its infrastructure and innovative offers in various segments, which pins it as number one in Mexico and Latin America. This also making it one of the main tourist destinations in the world.
In the last five years, Quintana Roo has received around 65 million visitors, generating an enormous economic impact while driving private investments of more than $200 million dollars.
Borge Angulo said that during the past five years, 51 new hotels have been constructed and that 2016 is projected to have at least three more — the Hotel Riu Costa Mujeres, Breathless Riviera Cancún Resort and Spa and Hotel Ushuaia, allowing the region to reach nearly 90,000 hotel rooms.
Cancún has at least 14 hotels that are rated five-diamonds, while the Riviera Maya has 16, placing the region as a world-class destination he said. Quality services, natural resources and vast history and culture allows the state to be an international benchmark.
In terms of air connectivity in the last five years, they have opened 81 new routes and 268 frequent flights connecting Quintana Roo with destinations like Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Germany, Denmark , Portugal, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Las Vegas and Guatemala, as well as several domestic destinations.
Borge explains that Quintana Roo has become number one in Mexico and Latin America as the result of the National Tourism Policy of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who envisioned Mexico being within the top ten destinations in the world.
In 2015, the state of Quintana Roo hosted 8.2 of the 32.1 visitors to the country. Raúl Andrade Angulo, State Secretary of Tourism, says that this industry is a powerful engine that drives social and economic development that generate better living standards and welfare for Quintana Roo.