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American tourists in Cancun to fork out 20 million for turkey dinners

Cancun, Q.R. — Americans are likely to spend nearly 20 million peso in Cancun and Riviera Maya restaurants this week due to Thanksgiving. Marcy Bezaleel Pacheco, head of the National Chamber of the Restaurants (Canirac) of Cancun says that local eateries will see a 70 percent increase in sales for this reason.

He said during the past week, U.S. travelers who decided to spend the American holiday in the Mexican Caribbean will celebrate it while here. At least 57 restaurants in the tourist areas of Cancun will see their average customer bill of 880 peso increase to 1,420 peso.

“Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, so the average check of 880 will go up. It will go up to 1,420 pesos,” he estimated for restaurants offering a specialized turkey menu, which he adds, is likely to result in around 20 million peso in sales for the holiday week.

Pacheco said that it will be Cancun that will attract the most sales, since places such as Playa del Carmen and Tulum are more European rooted.