Quintana Roo is tourism giant in Mexico and all of Latin America: Borge
CANCUN, Q.Roo – Quintana Roo has been designated as the tourism giant of the country, according to state governor, Roberto Borge Angulo.
Comprised of more than 88,000 hotel rooms and averaging an occupancy rate of 73 percent, the state continues to grow in the way of annual vacation projections.
Quintana Roo qualifies as a leader in the tourism industry with its infrastructure and innovative offers in various segments, which pins it as number one in Mexico and Latin America. This also makes it one of the main tourist destinations in the world.
In the last five years, Quintana Roo has received around 65 million visitors, generating an enormous economic impact while driving hundreds of millions of dollars worth of private investments.
Borge Angulo said that during the past the last five years, 51 new hotels have been constructed and that 2016 is projected to have at least three more — the Hotel Riu Costa Mujeres, Breathless Riviera Cancún Resort and Spa and Hotel Ushuaia, allowing the region to reach nearly 90,000 hotel rooms.
Cancún has at least 14 hotels that are rated five-diamonds, while the Riviera Maya has 16, placing the region as a world -class destination, he said. Quality services, natural resources and vast history and culture, allow us to be an international benchmark.
In terms of air connectivity, the last five years have seen opened 81 new routes and 268 frequent flights connecting Quintana Roo with destinations like Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Germany, Denmark , Portugal, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Las Vegas and Guatemala, as well as several domestic destinations.
In 2015, the state of Quintana Roo hosted 8.2 of the 32.1 million visitors to the country. Raúl Andrade Angulo, State Secretary of Tourism, says that this industry is a powerful engine that drives social and economic development that generate better living standards and welfare for Quintana Roo.