The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has reported that Cancun had one of the most successful spring seasons on record,logging exceptionally high occupancy rates and more than two million visitor during the first quarter.
According to STR Global,which tracks hotel data from around the world,at least 79 percent of the rooms in Cancun were occupied during the first quarter of 2013. Although just a mere snapshot of the bigger picture,this occupancy rate is 8.6 percent higher than the same time period in 2012 and higher than any January through March time period STR has monitored since 2007. Also of note,visitors from the U.S. and Canada accounted for the 100 percent occupancy rates experienced by certain hotels during this period.
“Easter week was incredibly successful for Cancun,with more than 500 daily flights at Cancun International Airport and an approximate 90 percent occupancy rate,” shared Jesus Almaguer,CEO of Cancun’s CVB. “Cancun remains the top international destination for North American tourists and continues to meet and exceed expectations in terms of service and the general appeal of this full-fledged destination.”
A major draw during this year’s spring season in Cancun included the Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival,which attracted nearly 5,000 visitors in mid-March. Of course,college students coming to enjoy fun in the sun for spring break also made up a large portion of the total visitors,although Cancun is increasingly becoming just as popular among families with smaller children,couples and singles who are looking for a way to escape the winter doldrums.
“With 3.8 million tourists visiting Cancun in 2012,the success of this spring season is an indication of what is to be expected of an exciting 2013,” writes the Cancun CVB. “The destination’s pristine beaches,ancient Mayan culture,award-winning gastronomy and endless adventure options continue to thrill visitors and welcome them back to Cancun year after year.”