Surpassing Expectations: Zacatecas Hotels Thrive During Easter Vacation

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Published by Manuel Medina | Zacatecas en Imagen on April 1, 2024

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Zacatecas, a bustling tourist destination, has seen its hotel occupancy rates soar beyond expectations this Easter holiday, according to Le Roy Barragán Ocampo, the head of Zacatecas’s Ministry of Tourism. The announcement came as a pleasant surprise to the local hospitality industry, with several hotels reporting remarkable occupancy rates. For instance, Mesón de Jobito and Emporio boasted occupancy rates of 94% and 93% respectively, while the City Express achieved a full 100% booking. Other notable mentions include the Fiesta Inn at 89%, Hampton at 90%, and the Quinta Real at a 62% occupancy rate.

The surge in hotel bookings reflects a broader trend of increased economic activity across Zacatecas during the holiday period. Barragán Ocampo pointed out that the first week of vacation alone has brought significant financial benefits to the region, with expectations for even more pronounced impacts by the end of the two-week holiday span. This positive trend is not limited to the hospitality sector alone but extends to local merchants in the Historic Center, who have reported a noticeable uptick in sales attributed to the influx of tourists.

Cultural festivities accompanying the Easter holidays have played a significant role in attracting visitors to Zacatecas. The region’s Cultural Festival has seen large crowds, with events and activities reaching full capacity, indicating a successful engagement with both locals and tourists alike. This enthusiastic participation underscores the cultural appeal of Zacatecas as a prime destination for holidaymakers looking for a mix of relaxation and cultural enrichment.

The Jerez fair, another highlight of the region’s holiday calendar, mirrored this trend of high attendance. The fair was so popular that it drew a significant number of visitors from the United States, leading to a spill-over effect where accommodations in Jerez were fully booked. This forced many to seek lodging in the capital city of Zacatecas and even as far afield as Fresnillo, highlighting the broad geographic impact of the holiday season’s tourism boom.

Barragán Ocampo also took a moment to commend the safety and success of events held across the region, including those in Jerez. The “white balance” on roads and during shows—a term indicating a positive or incident-free outcome—emphasized the safe and welcoming environment for tourists in Zacatecas City. This aspect is crucial for sustaining and growing the tourist influx in future seasons.

The exceeded expectations in hotel occupancy and the resultant economic boon for Zacatecas paint a promising picture for the region’s tourism sector. With hotels ranging from luxury to budget-friendly options reporting high occupancy rates, it’s clear that Zacatecas offers a wide appeal to diverse traveler demographics. The combination of cultural festivities, merchant sales increases, and overall vibrant holiday atmosphere underscores the successful appeal of Zacatecas as a premier vacation destination.

The first week of the Easter vacation has set a positive tone for the remainder of the holiday period. With an anticipated more accurate assessment of the economic impact to come at the holiday’s conclusion, stakeholders are optimistic about the lasting benefits of this season’s tourist surge. The initial figures and responses from both the hospitality sector and local businesses suggest a robust health of the tourism industry in Zacatecas.

Zacatecas’s Easter holiday period has not only met but exceeded expectations in terms of hotel occupancy, economic impact, and cultural engagement. This success story highlights the region’s capacity to attract and accommodate a large influx of tourists, offering a rich blend of cultural, historical, and leisure activities. As the holiday period progresses, Zacatecas stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of its diverse attractions, setting a high bar for future tourism endeavors.

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