The Secretariat of Tourism Development (Sefotur) stressed that in Yucatan tourism is increasingly diversifying: Mérida and Chichén Itzá are not the only attractions anymore, visitors are looking for cenotes, beaches, haciendas and towns such as Motul or Maní.
The head of the Sefotur, Michelle Fridman Hirsch, pointed out that in Yucatan “tourism is being decentralized”, as a result of the promotion, not only of Mérida, but of the rest of the State, and that makes more and more people go to the coasts, to the different towns, as well as to archeological and colonial sites.
“People are extending their stays in Yucatán; they are visiting Motul, Maní, Ruta Puuc, Chichén Itzá and Ek Balam, just to mention a few destinations, since they are increasingly looking for more tourist attractions in the region, and that’s obviously a good thing, because the economic spill is reaching other parts of the state, and tourists are staying longer in town, “Fridman said. .
The state official stressed that during this Holy Thursday and Good Friday the arrival of tourists to the state continued to rise, so this situation anticipates a very good occupation for the weekend and the following Easter week.
She added that, thanks to the tourist promotion, carried out since at the end of last year, Yucatan registered a high occupancy, even when there is already a greater number of hotels in Mérida and the rest of the state.
“If we take into account that since October we have registered an increase in all the indicators, as well as during the high season, we will undoubtedly be reaching the highest occupancy rates in history,” she noted.
Fridman Hirsch trusted that the occupation will surely be greater than last year, considering that there are records of a very good occupation during low and high season, which is very positive, if we consider that we have more hotels and rooms to fill, and most of them are sold out right now.
Hoteliers coincided in that, at this moment, it is almost impossible to book a room in the four and five star lodgings, as well as the Premium category accommodations.
TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE