Travel Agent sat down with Erandeni Abundis, public relations manager for the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau, Saturday and learned that the average hotel occupancy in Cancun for July was 81 percent.
This was the highest average hotel occupancy the destination has seen since Mexico was hit with violence near U.S. bordering states and the swine flu scare within months of each other. However, it should be noted that the numbers may be a bit skewed since several hotels in Cancun have closed off sections of their properties due to lack of business. So, whereas the occupancy is higher, the amount of rooms available may be lower. But the news is still something of which the destination can be proud.
Cancun, in the last two months, has seen nearly half of its beaches return after being plagued by erosion for the last year and now it has seen at least a moderate spike in hotel occupancy— an indicator that the worst may be over for the country. Travel Agent conducted the interview during the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun’s Mayan Acquaintance Experience, a volunteer tourism trip in which media members were invited to take part in the property’s many facilities and also get their hands dirty, helping the Mayan community build a playground in its school.