Cancun, Q.R. — Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism says that during week four of the new year, the country has maintained an average hotel occupancy rate of 22.8 percent.
The figures came from Miguel Torruco Marqués, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, who said that the information is based on the results of 12 representative sites, which have 42.5 percent of the rooms in the 70 destinations regularly monitored.
Torruco Marqués reported that from January 25 to 31, general hotel occupancy in the country averaged 22.8 percent, which is equivalent to 1.2 percentage points less than the previous week. He added that Cancun ranked third in the country with 28.9 percent.
The official indicated that in this fourth week, Villahermosa, Tabasco reported the highest occupancy rate with 32.3 percent, which represents an increase of 1.6 percentage points over the previous week.
Several beach destinations such as Los Cabos, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, saw their occupancy rates reduced in part due to the cancellation of flights.
With 32.3 percent occupancy in week four of 2021, Villahermosa registers 17.9 percentage points less than the same week of 2020, followed by Los Cabos with 30.7 percent and 44.1 points less. Cancun, with 28.9 percent, is 48.4 points behind the same time last year. Other ranking cities include Puerto Vallarta with 26.8 percent, down 58 points, Aguascalientes at 24.6 percent, down 26.8 and Querétaro with 18.9 percent, down 30.2 points.
Then follows Mexico City at 18.6 percent, down 42 points, Acapulco, 17.2 percent, down 32.3, San Cristóbal de las Casas, 15.2 percent, down 15 points, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, 14.8 percent down 22.4, Puebla, 12 percent down 46.5 points and San Miguel de Allende, 4.7 percent occupancy rate, down 26.1.
Torruco Marqués specified that the data provided by Datatur is still preliminary and also reflect the situation of some tourist destinations that are in red epidemiological lights.