Riviera Maya witnesses record number of tourists

 Friday, July 14, 2017 


indexThis summer, the State’s Secretariat of Tourism Promotion (Secretaría Estatal de Fomento al Turismo) expects to reach a record high figure, as visitor numbers could reach five million during this holiday season, with an average hotel occupancy of 95% along the Riviera Maya.

During the first seven months of 2017, three million tourists have visited this region.


The Riviera Maya’s director of Tourism Promotion said, “This increase demonstrates that our main market, the United States, keeps trusting in Quintana Roo, despite warnings or political rhetoric from their president. Besides, European countries such as Germany, and others from South America have started to become great markets for us.”


Flota Ocampo said, “In 2016, 4.7 million visitors arrived to the Riviera Maya, 71.36% of them came from North America, Canada and other Mexican states. The hotel sector registered an average of 90% occupancy rate, four percent more than the same dates last year. In the coming weeks, the hotel sector probably will show another record average of 95%, and when Tourism authorities announce the official figures next August, it will be possible to confirm if the three million visitors were reached in 2017.”

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