Summer holidays generated unprecedented revenues in Chetumal, Bacalar, Mahahual and Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
The 2018 summer holiday season recorded a historic hotel occupancy of 84%, and generated unprecedented revenues for tourism service providers in three municipalities.
Even the president of the Association of Hotels of the Center and South of Quintana Roo, Deborah Angulo Villanueva, described the summer of 2018 as breaking point that has forced Southern Quintana Roo to undertake strategies to prepare and try to overcome these figures in the next Christmas season.
President of the Association of Hotels of the Center and South of Quintana Roo, Deborah Angulo Villanueva highlighted that an average of 30,00 visitors in Chetumal, Bacalar, Mahahual and Felipe Carrillo Puerto generated unprecedented revenues, record hotel occupancy, and record figures in food and beverage consumption as well.
Angulo Villanueva recalled that in July 2017, the international airport of Chetumal received a total of 26,933 passengers, so there was an increase of 12% in July 2018.
In the summer of 2017, a total of 8,074 hotel rooms were occupied, while thies summer the occupation went up 83%, for a total of 14,355 occupied rooms.
“The statistics also show us that the profile of the tourist that visited the region this year, is one of higher economic capacity and acquisition power” Angulo Villanueva explained.
She affirmed in this sense that it is precisely the tourist of high economic capacity, who appreciates culture, history and nature, in which they must focus their future promotion strategies.
The president of the Association of Hotels of the Center and South of Quintana Roo finally highlighted the great economic effort made by hotel and restaurant entrepreneurs in the south of the state, to adapt their facilities and train staff to meet “the new scenarios in tourism” for the region.
Source: The Riviera Maya Times
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