70 destinations in Mexico register more than 50% hotel occupancy
Published by Julio Fernández on May 16, 2023
According to the Secretary of Tourism of the Mexican government, Miguel Torruco Marqués, hotel occupancy in 70 monitored destinations in Mexico during the first quarter of 2023 was 60.5%. This represents a 9.5% increase compared to the same period in 2022. Out of the total 19.8 million tourists who visited Mexico from January to March 2023, 13.9 million were domestic tourists, while 6 million were foreigners. This translates to 69.9% and 30.1% of the total, respectively, in the 70 monitored destinations.
Beach centers experienced a higher occupancy rate compared to city destinations. The beach centers had an occupancy level of 71.7% in the first quarter of 2023, a 9% increase compared to the previous year. City destinations had an occupancy rate of 50.7%, which represents a significant increase of 9.9% compared to 2022.
The Integrally Planned Centers (CIP) had the highest occupancy rate at 78%, while inner cities had the lowest occupancy rate at 45.4%.
Several tourist centers stood out with high occupancy levels during the first quarter of 2023. Akumal had an occupancy rate of 87.6%, followed by Playacar at 86.6%, Cabo San Lucas at 84.5%, New Nayarit at 84.4%, Puerto Vallarta at 83.6%, and Cancun at 80.5%.
The number of average occupied rooms during this period reached 256,996 units, which is a 19% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. In beach centers, there were 142,685 average occupied rooms, a 14.8% increase from 2022. In city destinations, the number of occupied rooms was 114,311, a significant increase of 24.8% compared to the first quarter of 2022.
Overall, from January to March 2023, a total of 424,496 occupied units were registered, a slight increase of 0.4% compared to the same period in the previous year. The average number of available rooms in beach centers increased by 0.4% to 199,029, while in city destinations, the average number of available rooms also increased by 0.4% to 225,467.
In summary, during the first quarter of 2023, Mexico experienced a positive trend in hotel occupancy with 70 destinations registering more than 50% occupancy. The beach centers outperformed the city destinations in terms of occupancy rates. The number of occupied rooms increased compared to the previous year, indicating a healthy growth in tourism.
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