Hotel occupancy exceeds 55% in 70 tourist destinations in Mexico from January to July
The Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués reported that the figure represents 18.9 percentage points more than the same period of the previous year
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that the percentage of hotel occupancy for the period January-July 2022 shows an accumulated occupancy rate of 55.5% in 70 selected tourist destinations.
The head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) indicated that this represents 18.9 percentage points more than the same period of the previous year, according to the Hotel Monitoring Results of the DataTur system.
He highlighted that in the beach centers, the occupancy level was 66.3%, which contrasts with the 44.3% registered in the same period of 2021, which means an increase of 22 percentage points.
Meanwhile, in city destinations, the percentage of occupancy registered 45.9%, which means an increase of 16.2 percentage points, in relation to the 29.7% registered from January to July 2021.
The highest occupancy was registered in the Integrally Planned Centers (CIP) with 73.0%, and with the lowest occupancy in the cities of the interior with 40.5%.
Torruco Marqués stressed that in the first seven months of 2022, the tourist centers that stand out by occupancy are: Playacar 80.0%, Cabo San Lucas 79.4%, Akumal 77.3%, Cancún 77.0%, and Puerto Vallarta 74.9%.
He pointed out that, in the 70 centers monitored by DataTur, from January to July 2022, the arrival of tourists was 45.6 million; of which 33.2 million are national tourists, while 12.4 million were foreigners, this is 72.8% and 27.2%, respectively.
He added that the cities registered 24 million tourists to hotel rooms, while the beach resorts received 21.6 million tourists to hotel rooms during January-July 2022.
The Secretary of Tourism reported that the average number of occupied rooms reached a level of 234 thousand 885 units, this is 52.5% more than the same period of the previous year.
For the beach centers, 131 thousand 653 average occupied rooms were registered, which means an increase of 50.3% compared to the January-July 2021 period when there were 87 thousand 621.
In city destinations, the number of occupied rooms was 103,232, which represents an increase of 55.4% compared to the same period in 2021, Torruco Marqués commented.
The Secretary of Tourism pointed out that these figures are proof that the recovery of the sector is a reality, because according to expectations for the end of this year, the average annual hotel occupancy is expected to be 56%, when in 2021 it was 41.3%.