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Cancun, Riviera Maya tourism progressing positively

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The revival of the state economy is progressing positively with the health safety registration of nearly 6,300 companies, the continued increase of flights and hotel occupation rates of 20 percent.

According to data from the Quintana Roo Tourism Secretariat, in the last 10 days, 539 additional companies registered for their health safety certification. Iván Ferrat Mancera, the new President of the Caribbean Business Coordinating Council, stressed that the registration of companies exceeded expectations of the Ministry of Tourism, which shows the commitment of the state’s tourism companies.

“There is very good team work between the government and businessmen, and although we are concerned about regrowth, we are sending messages abroad that Cancun and all state destinations are safe to visit,” he said.

The Cancun International Airport managing company Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) has also reported positive figures since the state’s economic reactivation plan was announced on June 8. On Sunday, ASUR reported 97 operations including international flights from the United States and Canada. They say flights from the cities of Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Houston, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta and Dallas all landed in Cancun by American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Sun Country, JetBlue, Spirit and Air Canada.

Beginning July, the restart of flights from Spain was announced as well as additional frequencies from Canada, which will also increase the influx of visitors.

As for the hotel sector, the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres reports the opening of more than 70 hotels, which continue to receive touists and record occupancy rates of between 15 and 20 percent. At least 19 hotels have opened in Riviera Maya during the past three weeks, with 11 more scheduled for reopening in July.

Over the weekend, Cancun reported a 20.2 percent hotel occupancy rate, a figure that is expected to continue increasing as more flights and frequencies arrive at the Cancun International Airport by those making up for lost vacations to Cancun, Riviera Maya beach destinations.