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Cancun breaks record for most tourists in September

Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun mayor Mara Lezama says the city has recorded a historical number of tourists for the month of September. In a statement, the re-elected mayor says that more than 1.6 million tourists arrived last month, breaking all previous September records.

According to figures from airport managing company ASUR, Cancun International received 1,661,066 tourists last month, an increase of 4.4 percent from the next highest, which was September of 2019 when ASUR reported 1,591,276 visitors.

“Cancun is on its feet and in full economic recovery. The eyes of the world are on this land of hope and proof of this is this assessment. We are doing well. Let’s continue with the care and respecting of the sanitary measures to attract more potential clients,” she said.

She explained that the flow of tourists is reflected in positive figures in other economic areas such as the average hotel occupancy rate of 50.9 percent in the Cancun Hotel Zone and 42.6 percent in the city center.

She noted that the main bus terminal in the city center is operating at a 50 percent capacity, as are city restaurants who report more than 417,000 active workers.

“The good news continues, more tourism, more jobs, more investments and more prosperity and well-being for Cancun families,” she said.