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Quintana Roo: undisputed leader in cruise ship tourism

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The arrival of more than 4.9 million cruise passengers to Quintana Roo, 70.3 percent of the total 6,975,172 passengers who arrived in Mexico by boat, from January to November 2018, according to data from the General Directorate of Ports and Merchant Marine of the SCT, places the state as the undisputed national leader in cruise tourism.

The port of Cozumel concentrates to date the largest cruise activity in all of Mexico, according to the article published on “Forbes”.

In a recent publication, “Forbes” emphasized that, in 2018, the country exceeded expectations in cruise tourism, with a growth of 7.2% in the number of tourists per ship and 4% in arrivals of cruises to national ports, with an economic revenue of 480 million dollars.

Cozumel (Photo: cancunmio.com)

The highest cruise activity was recorded in the port of San Miguel, on the island of Cozumel, where 3,837,420 passengers arrived, on board of 1,154 ships.

In Mahahual, 1,072, 598 tourists arrived, aboard 331 cruise ships, according to a report issued by the Merchant Marine.

This growth in cruise tourism reflects the results of the promotion that the government of Carlos Joaquín has promoted worldwide, to diversify activities and offer varied tourist products, so the state does not have to depend solely on holiday seasons.

In that sense, Carlos Joaquín is working to keep the investments that consolidate Quintana Roo as the national leader in Tourism and turn the state’s the economy into one of the five most important in the country, generating more and better paid jobs for people.

“Together we move forward so that the benefits of tourism reach more people and contribute to reducing inequality, both in the north and south of the state,” explained Governor Carlos Joaquín.

It is worth mentioning that in 2018, Quintana Roo confirmed its leadership in cruise tourism by receiving in Cozumel and Mahahual the “Symphony of the Seas”, the largest cruise ship in the world, with capacity for more than eight thousand people, 6,680 guests and 2,200 crew members.

RMT Newsroom with information from cancunmio.com

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