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Yucatan records historical number in the arrival of visitors

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Yucatan records historical number in the arrival of visitors
Source: SEFOTUR
September 08, 2022

The Mérida International Airport, in the month of August, registered the arrival of 278,854 passengers, 4.9% more than in December 2019, a record year in the tourism sector for the entity


The Mérida International Airport registers a historical figure during the month of August with the arrival of 278,854 passengers, according to data provided by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), this figure means a considerable increase in passenger traffic, exceeding the figures of December 2019, with an increase of 4.9%. The foregoing driven by international and domestic traffic. 

Through various promotional actions carried out through the State Tourism Development Secretariat (Sefotur), in conjunction with the region's private initiative, the flow of visitors to the destination has been encouraged, reporting that from January to August this year, the movement of 1.8 million passengers by air has been registered. 

In this regard, Michelle Fridman Hirsch, head of Sefotur, mentioned that in Yucatan, they made the purpose that this 2022 would be the year of post-pandemic economic and tourist recovery, "after two very complicated years, we are very happy to see that the indicators, in general, show the recovery for which we have been working”.

“Currently we are not only recovering, but we are already seeing growth, that is, we are already exceeding many of the indicators that we left prior to the pandemic, as in the case of passenger arrivals, which is showing record and historical numbers,” he added. the official. 

Undoubtedly, the result of the various tourist promotion actions of the state, highlighting the 365 days in Yucatan campaign and the 365 flavors of Yucatan, proposals that have managed to position the entity as one of the favorite destinations for the traveler, thanks to its offer full of cultural, tourist and gastronomic traditions.

Added to Sefotur's actions is the recent announcement that Viva Aerobus will have a new operational base (air hub) at the Mérida International Airport, with which three aircraft will spend the night starting this December and, with it, Not only is connectivity with this destination increased, but almost 600 jobs will be generated, both direct and indirect.

Currently, Yucatan is connected through 11 national routes through Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tijuana, Oaxaca and in the remainder of this year Toluca, León and Querétaro will be added, in the same way. form there are 8 international routes to Toronto, Canada; Houston, Miami, Dallas and Oakland in the United States; Havana Cuba; and Guatemala City and Flores, in Guatemala.

On the other hand, it is worth noting that, during the summer vacation period, Chichen Itzá remained the most visited tourist spot in Yucatan, receiving 469,525 tourists during the months of July and August, according to reports from the Board of Trustees of the Units of Cultural and Tourist Services of the State of Yucatan (Cultur). 

Also Cultur, explained that between the summer season of the 17 tourist inns of the state of Yucatan they were visited by 750 thousand people, having as the most important points the archaeological zones of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Ek Balam.

These data are a reflection of how well Yucatan has recovered and is advancing in economic and tourist matters as a result of promoting its attractions and opening its doors to the world.

 Proof of this is that in the month of November the award ceremony for Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants will be held in the city of Mérida, within the framework of Los Sabores de Yucatán, a gastronomic "festival" that will take place in different points of the entity and the Yucatecan capital, which will include pairing dinners, gastronomic samples and more activities around the flavors and colors of the entity. 

The appointment will be from November 11 to 13, for more information and other activities to do in Yucatan you can visit yucatan.travel and support your trip planner.

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