Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017
The business tourism industry in Quintana Roo has shown a significant growth this year rising more than 6% compared to 2016.
Cristina Rosado Guerrero, Manager of Public Relations for Latin America and Asia of the Office of Visitors and Conventions (OVC) said that Quintana Roo provides everything that a business traveller wants.
A business visitor features a high purchasing power, as they spend an average of up to two thousand dollars per person, and besides they don’t only work and have meetings here but they also play golf and go shopping in the luxury malls.
The manager continued with saying the opportunity of this city to grow as a business city with the best accommodation here.
There are dozens of business meetings scheduled until 2020 at the Cancun International Convention Center, including expos, travel-trade mart, conventions, business fairs and other kinds of gatherings.
The medical and business conventions are already scheduled all the way to the year 2020, and there are also architecture meetings that are held every year.
The number of attendants and the delegates in the business convention fluctuate depending on the types of events. It fluctuates between 100 and 3000. And considering that, there are about three thousand events per year at different conventional venues such as the Cancun’s Convention Center, other good and best hotels and the Moon Palace, which also hosts a number of business events of international level.
This place is in near future will evolve as a business tourism destination and the economic activities will increase.
The manager also stated that they also have important events where distinguished celebrities and even the Mexican president attend, on average, there are five of these a year, and they generate up to five thousand visitors each.
According to the Secretariat of Tourism, last year Cancun and Riviera Maya were national standard in the business tourism sector with an economic impact of $242.7 million dollars.
Cancun has two major large convention centers and the Riviera Maya. Cancun has 42 hotels with a total 23,667 meeting rooms that are frequently occupied by staff members of the pharmaceutical and medical industries, science and technology sector, automotive industry, religious groups, as well as education and sports institutions, which usually hold their business meetings, conventions or fairs in our beautiful state of Quintana Roo.
Last year, the destinations in Cancun received 361,156 business-tourists, mostly Mexican nationals with 54.2 percent and the rest coming from the United States.