Stats: Cancun and Riviera Maya Have Hosted 7.6 Million Visitors This Year

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A presentation by state researchers shows tourism in Cancun and Riviera Maya has continued to grow over the past year along with construction projects, with just over two months remaining in the year.

Jaime Herrans of Marketing Consultants presented new figures for the regions of Cancun and Riviera Maya, confirming tourism growth as well as tourism projects. During his presentation, he noted that growth should be expected in the coming years with another 5,000 hotel rooms are expected to open between 2018 and 2019.

Lizzie Cole, head of the OVC, and Ana Cecilia Quevedo, director of Marketing Consultants revealed the study details which show that from January to September, Cancun received 3.7 million visitors and the Riviera Maya 3.9 million. These figures reflect a 2.8 and 8.3 percent increase respectively over the same period last year.


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They point out that hotel occupancy also increased by 82.9 percent during this period, as well as the economic gains from holiday packages. The research figures were calculated from 350,000 surveys that described a more accurate profile of the behavior of tourists who visit the two main tourist destinations in the state.

Herrans says from July to September, an average holiday package was $2,107 per group of 2.7 people, which is a 9.1 percent increase over the same period last year.

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