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The Mexican Caribbean continues to position itself as the most important tourist destination in Latin America

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The Mexican Caribbean continues to position itself as the most important tourist destination in Latin America
Source: CPTQ
September 06, 2022

As of August 2022, the Mexican Caribbean has 125,481 hotel rooms and is connected to more than 123 cities


The natural beauties of Quintana Roo continue to position the Mexican Caribbean as the most important tourist destination in Mexico and Latin America, which, together with good tourism promotion strategies, managed to exceed expectations for the most important season of the year; Summer 2022, this is how Bernardo Cueto Riestra, Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo, made it clear at the press conference that he offered today together with Darío Flota Ocampo, Director General of the CPTQ.

During the press conference, held at the facilities of the Ministry of Tourism, it was reported that, at the end of August this year, there were 125,481 hotel rooms and 1,314 lodging centers. Being Riviera Maya the destination with the largest number of rooms in the State, exceeding 55 thousand. Cancun is positioned as the second destination with the largest number of rooms in the entity with more than 42,400 hotel rooms.

In terms of hotel infrastructure, Quintana Roo represents an increase of 28.6% from 2016 to August 2022. 44% of all rooms are located in the Riviera Maya, ranking as the destination with the highest participation, while Cancun represents 34%. and Isla Mujeres was positioned as the third destination with the highest number of rooms in the state.

At the end of the 2022 summer season, during the months of July and August, Quintana Roo had a 20% increase in tourist influx compared to the same period in 2019, which translates into 3 million 757 thousand 775 tourists in all destinations of the entity, exceeding expectations by 5.3%.
 
For his part, Bernardo Cueto Riestra announced that, in terms of economic benefits, in the summer of 2019 Quintana Roo captured 2,967 million dollars, while for the summer of 2022, the figure was 3,567.69 million dollars, which translates into a increase of 20.2% compared to the same period in 2019.

These efforts have been reflected in different areas of tourism activity, in terms of connectivity, the State is connected with 123 cities nationally and internationally. During the 2022 summer season, the destination's main market, the United States, represented an increase of 30%, while the leading Latin American market, Colombia, represented an increase of 95%.

Within the framework of this conference, it was announced that 9.3 million airplane seats are contemplated for the winter season, distributed in 50 thousand flights from September to February, which represents 25% more than in the same period in 2019.

“Caribbean Mexicano continues to be the main tourist destination in Mexico and Latin America, to date more than 8,817,000 passengers have arrived at all the airports in Quintana Roo, exceeding the tourist influx by 20% vs 2019," said Darío Flota, General Director of the Promotion Council Likewise, according to preliminary data on cruises, the Ministry of Tourism

indicates that the ports of the Mexican Caribbean received from January to August 2022, 2 million 643 thousand 883 cruise passengers

“Three years after what had been the best results for the destination, the Mexican Caribbean has recovered the economy, projections and has even exceeded the levels of tourist influx registered before the pandemic, the above achieved through a series of actions that led it to be one of the most successful destinations in the recovery of tourism activity, transcending towards a tourist pole that is characterized by prosperity and equal opportunities”, commented Bernardo Cueto Riestra, Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo.

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