Cancun to attract 3% more tourism this year: MKT – Trip to México

Cancun to attract 3% more tourism this year: MKT

Cancún, QR. It closed Cancún in 2016 with 4.85 million foreign tourists approaching, but without arriving, to surpass the barrier of 5 million international visitors. Growth was marginal relative to the total volume of visitors compared to that of 2015; However, it is expected that for this year the tourism that visits Cancun has a growth in the influx of 3%, within the averages expected by the World Tourism Organization.

According to Marketing Consultants (MKT), after the triumph of Donald Trump, 2017 is a year with great uncertainty due to the protectionist and migratory policies that could take. “The markets are uneasy and economic growth projections for the United States and Mexico have been revised downwards by both the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.”

MKT anticipates that because of the depreciation of the peso against the dollar, less Mexicans travel abroad and instead choose domestic destinations, with Cancún as a favorite, which could underpin the projected 3% growth in volume this year.

“Although other sectors of the Mexican economy may suffer in the event of a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, no expert warns of any impact on tourism activity,” the consultancy adds.

Hotel growth

MKT anticipated that for this 2017 will be concluding several hotel projects, some of which will be operating during the year. The first will be the reopening and expansion of the Temptation Hotel, which will increase Cancun’s hotel offer in 425 rooms during the summer season.

In addition, the opening of the Moon Palace Hotel with 508 rooms and the Iberostar Cancún Hotel, whose new towers will add another 624 rooms, is expected towards the winter season.

“In 2017 will begin the construction of the Palladium hotel with 685 rooms, in the lot where the hotel El Pueblito was in its day; In Puerto Cancun will also start construction of a hotel with 180 rooms, but these works will come into operation until 2018, “said the firm at the end of last year.

For the Mayan Riviera, MKT anticipated a closure in 2016 almost identical to that of Cancun, with 4.85 million tourists. Since a year ago the Riviera Maya has taken off Cancun in terms of number of rooms, and according to MKT numbers, by the end of 2016 added more than 12,860 hotel rooms more than Cancun.

Year-end closing at state level

The Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo (Sedetur) reported that the entity closed 2016 with 15.3 million visitors, representing a growth of 2.2% more than in 2015.

Of this figure, at least 10.8 million are overnight tourists; That is, travelers with at least one night paid in one of the destinations of the Mexican Caribbean.


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