August, the last month of the summer vacations, left Yucatan hotels with an occupancy rate of 59 percent, which represented 5 points more than the same period in 2022, with Merida being the destination with the highest percentage, accumulating 61 percent, six points more than in the same period last year.
Merida 61% occupancy
The president of the Asociación Mexicana de Hoteles en Yucatán, A.C, (AMHY), Juan José Martín Pacheco indicated that in the rest of the state the figure reached 47 percent, 5.24 points less than in August 2022, where Mérida was the main destination with an highest occupancy of 61 percent.
This was followed by the beaches, which registered 50.55 percent, Izamal 50.49 percent, Valladolid with 47.49 percent and Chichén Itzá with 35.81 percent, for a total statewide average of 59 percent.
Juan José Martín Pacheco emphasized that the statistics obtained last August were the result of a sampling of 5,465 rooms in 89 hotels throughout the state, where 4,681 rooms in 62 hotels were in Mérida and 784 rooms in 27 lodging centers in the other municipalities of the state.
He indicated that although overnight stays in the interior of Yucatan decreased, they were compensated by the occupancy in Merida, a city that continues to position itself as one of the favorites for national and international tourists, since they find history, gastronomy, culture, plazas and avant-garde shopping centers in a single destination.
Summer with high occupancy
Historically, the summer vacation months are months of high occupancy of rooms, as local and national families seek the beaches to spend days enjoying the sun and the sea, as well as the gastronomy of this region of the state.
Although August had Merida as the destination with the highest room occupancy, it is understandable, since its proximity to the beaches makes many people decide to stay in the state capital and travel during the day to some of the Yucatan beaches and return to sleep in the city.
Juan José Martín emphasized that Yucatecan hoteliers are confident that the end of the year will be very positive, and that they will reach figures equal to those registered before the pandemic, which is an indication that tourism activity in Yucatán is already on the rise and recovering from two years of inactivity.