Hotel occupancy in the city of Oaxaca reaches 87% on the weekend before the Guelaguetza
Published by EL UNIVERSAL Oaxaca on July 20, 2023
In anticipation of the highly-awaited Guelaguetza 2023, the city of Oaxaca experienced a vibrant surge in economic activity and hotel occupancy during the preceding weekend. The Secretary of Tourism of the State of Oaxaca reported a remarkable economic benefit of 99.05 million pesos, as well as a remarkable hotel occupancy rate of 87% and 85% in five and four-star hotels, respectively.
The Tourist Activity Indicators of Guelaguetza 2023 unveiled by the agency projected the arrival of an impressive 129,205 tourists, with an anticipated hotel occupancy rate of 82%. These figures are predicted to generate an astounding economic benefit of 432 million pesos for the City of Oaxaca during the renowned cultural event.
The weekend of the first Monday of the Hill, spanning from July 15 to 17, saw the city of Oaxaca bustling with tourists, registering an average hotel occupancy of 85% and a total of 27,455 incoming visitors, according to the Monitoring of Occupation in tourist accommodation services Datatur.
Among the hotels, the five and four-star establishments stood out, boasting the highest occupancy rates of 87.57% and 86.21%, respectively. It is clear that travelers were drawn to the city’s top-tier accommodations, eager to experience the rich cultural festivities of the Guelaguetza.
In response to rumors about empty sectors in the Guelaguetza Auditorium on Monday of the Hill, the Sectur Oaxaca responded with a reassuring statement, confirming that both the morning and evening presentations witnessed a total capacity crowd. The event was nothing short of spectacular, with 32 delegations, comprising 16 for each presentation, captivating the audience with the enchanting traditions of 12 distinct cultures and the Afro-Mexican community.
Furthermore, the Sectur highlighted their commitment to accessibility by catering to individuals with motor, visual, or hearing disabilities. Throughout the event, they attended to the needs of 45 people with disabilities and their companions, ensuring they were well-accommodated in the specially designated wheelchair area. This inclusivity demonstrated the city’s dedication to making the Guelaguetza an enjoyable and accessible experience for everyone.
As the Guelaguetza 2023 continues to draw enthusiastic crowds from near and far, the city of Oaxaca has proven itself as a vibrant and welcoming destination. With an impressive turnout of tourists and soaring hotel occupancy rates, the economic benefits are rippling through local businesses and communities. This cultural extravaganza remains a testament to Oaxaca’s rich heritage and its ability to unite people from diverse backgrounds in a celebration of tradition and unity.
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