Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqué reported that Cancun hotel occupancy was down 48.4% when compared to the same week last year.
Torruco Marqués reported that from January 25 to 31, Cancun ranked the third highest occupancy in the country with 28.9%. The highest in the country was Villahermosa, Tabasco with 32.3%.
For beach destinations, Los Cabos hotel occupancy edged out Cancun with 30.7% and Puerto Vallarta came in third with 26.7%. Beach destinations have take the biggest hit compared to prior weeks due to a large number of flight cancellations brought on by Canada’s new travel ban to sunny destinations.
Torruco Marqués added that the data was still preliminary and also reflected the red epidemiological situation in some destinations.
Mexico City hotel occupancy came in at 18.6% which was down 42% compared to last year. The city has been one of the hardest hit areas of Mexico during the pandemic and has been in the ‘red light’ status for weeks. It is expected to finally return to orange on Monday as the number of new cases has been on a downward trend.
Mexico’s Tourism Department said that the information is based on results from 12 cities, which have 42.5% of the rooms in the 70 destinations regularly monitored.
Overall Mexico’s nationwide hotel occupancy is estimated at 22.8%.
Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean have been working hard to attract more visitors by increasing flight connectivity, while resorts have been providing free Covid-19 tests for Americans and Cozumel is thinking outside the box by offering itself up to be a home port for European cruise lines.
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