Cancun expects half million tourists for Easter
The holiday season of Easter will bring to Cancun about half a million tourists, of which 90% would be national, according to the projections from hotels and authorities of the sector. According to the Department of Tourism, hotels report that there will be an occupancy higher than 80% for this season that will run from April 7 to 21.
Authorities say that the projections for this holiday season are positive. And added that during the winter season travelers from Canada and the United States came to Cancun in large numbers.
Roberto Cintrón Gómez, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun and Puerto Morelos (AHCP), mentioned that these two weeks thousands of national families will be visiting Cancun for the Easter Season.
“We already have reservation for 65% occupation, but the purpose is to reach 93%, however, national visitors usually confirm their stay at the last minute,” he added. Tourists from Mérida, Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz, Chiapas and even Mexico City will drive to Cancun.
Easter represents a new oportunity for tourism companies, although after those two weeks, occupancy is expected to fall up to 10%. “For Isla Mujeres, the projection is 25,000 visitors per day, an increase compared to the current figures of 18 thousand tourists per day last year”, said Juan Carrillo Soberanis, Isla Mujeres Mayor.
Domestic tourism registered a significant growth, and according to the local Airports, in the fourth quarter of 2018, domestic traffic was 2.2 million visitors, that is, 14.4% more than in the same period in the previous year.
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