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Secretary of Tourism says nearly a million vacationed in the Mexican Caribbean during the holiday season

Last updated on July 13, 2021

Cancun, Q.R. — More than 150 hotels around the state requested special permission to exceed the allowed 60 percent capacity placed on them due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Marisol Vanegas Pérez, the State Secretariat of Tourism said that while official figures are still being calculated, it has been estimated that nearly a million tourists arrived in Quintana Roo for the recent holiday season.

It was for this reason that 154 hotels around the state requested special permits to be able to exceed the allowed 60 percent capacity to accommodate those arriving for vacation.

Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue was busy with vacationing shoppers

During the holiday period of December 22 to January 6, Vanegas Pérez says they have estimated approximately 961,000 travelers spent their holidays around various destination in the state.

She added that of those, American tourists led the way with visits to the Mexican Caribbean. Those figures were followed by national tourists.

State beaches were also busy with vacationing travelers enjoying the sun and sand

“With everything that has happened due to the pandemic, we could say that we had a successful year-end holiday season with a good number of hotels open, increased operations at the airport, tourists from the United States and from around the country.

“We also had tourists from other nations, which translates into job creation and more operations for travel agents, rental companies, nautical services and restaurants among many others,” she pointed out.

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