Hoteliers anticipated a year-end with 90% occupancy in Mérida and destinations such as Valladolid and Izamal. Héctor Navarrete Medina, president of the Mexican Association of Hotels of Yucatan (AMHY), said that November was a very good month, so December is expected to be even better.
The business leader said that Merida is traditionally a destination requested by travelers at the end of the year and current reservations are 40 percent, which usually increase during the first week of December, since there are thousands of people who usually book last minute.
“This has been a good year we will close with many events in Mérida, including the Trova Festival. The airlines report is that there are no more tickets available for Mérida until January, which allows us to anticipate that we will have a strong month with very good occupation at hotels and consumption at restaurants, “he said.
“In November we are already working on events and activities for the months of January and February, which are traditionally low, since many people will take winter vacations,” he added.
“We expect the first two months of 2019 to be of medium occupation, but two major conventions have been scheduled in Mérida, and a “decent” occupancy is expected.”
Navarrete Medina said that the last quarter has been good, since hotel occupancy increased since Hanal Pixán’s and Day of the Dead festivities, and in November it grew with events featuring groups and conventions.
“Airport reports indicate that we will have full flights and very active routes from the center of the country, Merida is a very requested destination at this time of the year,” he said.
“We must also remember that now the new inhabitants of Merida receive their families who come to spend Christmas and New Year, and that means a lot more travelers coming into the city,” he acknowledged.
He explained that favorable figures are also expected for the municipalities of Valladolid, Progreso and Izamal, where a good number of reservations are already made, even though traditionally they are not in high demand this month.
TYT Newsroom with information from reporteroshoy.mx