Published On: Wed, Mar 28th, 2018

More than half a million tourists to visit Cancún during Semana Santa

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Cancún expects to receive a little more than half a million tourists during Semana Santa and Easter Week holiday period , resulting in an economic revenue of 450 million dollars, according to the head of the municipal Tourism Office, Jane Garcia.

The State Secretariat of Tourism (Sedetur) reported that hotel occupancy is expected to be 88.80%; 1.13% more than in 2017 when it was 87.80%.

The influx could reach 905,450 domestic and foreign visitors, 1.6% more than the Holy Week of 2017, and the economic revenue would be 726.7 million US dollars, 1% more than the the same period last year.

More than half a million tourists expected in Cancún (Photo: Cancunmio.com)

In an interview with La Jornada, the official said that the occupation is expected to reach peaks of 92%, in hotels downtown and in the Hotel Zone,  it is foreseen to peak on Good Friday.

“Many Americans and Canadians vacation during this time of the year too, especially looking for warmer weather”, said Jane.

The official said that the airport is the point of entry to many destinations, not only Cancun, but also Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.”

There is a “second wave of 10,000 springbreakers coming from different parts of North America, and five thousand more will arrive on the first days of April,” the official said.

She added that in order to control these young people, they are given a code of behavior upon arrival at the air terminal, where they are asked to keep valuables in their safes, how to behave at different places, respect beach flags, and they are advised not to go places that are considered dangerous. They are told that if they have any kind of emergency they can call 911.

She pointed out that the Code of Conduct, of which little more than 10,000 copies were distributed, is focused on safeguarding the integrity and health of tourists.

Jane Garcia explained that the springbreakers are a mixture, some want to relax, but most of them are looking for a party: “They are young people who want to enjoy everything that Cancun has to offer.”

Source: lajornadamaya.mx



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