CANCUN. In 2017.- The State of Quintana Roo reported increases in tourism indicators such as affluence, economic income, and hotel occupancy, which confirms its leadership and preference in the national and international market.
According to the Annual Tourism Report. Quintana Roo 2017, the State received 16,911,163 visitors, which represents a growth of 5.3% compared to 2016. As for the generation of economic income, a preliminary report of 8.8 billion dollars, translates in 207.9 million dollars more than in 2016, which means a 2.4% increase.
With an annual average occupancy rate of 79.7%, Quintana Roo managed to get a larger number of tourists lodged, 3.8% more compared to 2016, amounting to a total of 11, 448, 690 tourists lodged and 27, 375, 679 occupied rooms, which demonstrates the competitiveness and leadership maintained by the State of Quintana Roo.
In 2017, 4, 141,388 national passengers arrived by air, 15.4% more than in 2016 and 7, 702,730 international passengers, with a percentage increase of 8.4%.
Quintana Roo currently has three international airports that communicate practically with the whole world. It receives flights from almost 50 airlines from 20 Mexican states and almost a hundred airports worldwide. In 2017, a total of 13, 326, 579 seats were reported by the airlines.
The International Airport of Cancun operated by Grupo ASUR received 23, 601, 509 passengers, a growth of 10.2%, with respect to 2016. Cozumel, on the other hand, had an increase of 0.7% and the Chetumal airport registered 275, 610 national passengers and foreigners against the 209, 610 in 2016, we are talking about 65, 638 more passengers and an increase of 31%.
In 2017, 16 hotels were opened, most of them correspond to new lodging centers, although renovations are also reported. In total, 3,887 rooms were built.
Data from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported that the archaeological zones of Quintana Roo registered an influx of 3, 413, 730 visitors, 26% more than in 2016.
The destinations of the Mexican Caribbean and its hotels, airports, entertaining theme parks and convention centers swept the 2017 World Travel Awards, receiving more than 40 nominations and obtaining 25 awards in the Mexico-Central America and Mexico categories.
Cancun and the Riviera Maya received five 2017 Travvy Awards at a prestigious ceremony held at Gotham Hall in New York City, NY, which confirmed the Mexican Caribbean as a modern, competitive destination that offers high quality services of excellence for the national and international traveler.
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