Mexico Travel Hotspot Expecting Increase in Tourists This Summer

Donald Wood

by Donald Wood
Last updated: 10:50 AM ET, Tue July 18, 2023

New data from the Mexican government shows that Quintana Roo remains a top tourism destination, with almost two million visitors expected during the 2023 summer travel period.

According to the Riviera Maya News, State Tourism Secretary Bernardo Cueto Riestra revealed that projections suggest an estimated 1.8 million tourists will generate $1.7 billion in income for Quintana Roo this summer.

Riestra said that the tourism estimates are 4.4 percent higher than last year and are a result of the promotion by the state government to “ensure that a greater number of visitors reach state destinations.”

Data showed that Quintana Roo destinations had all experienced growth compared to 2022, but Bacalar topped the list with an increase of almost 20 percent expected this summer.

As for the Mexican state’s archaeological zones, Riestra announced that tourism numbers grew 32.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

“This demonstrates the attractiveness of our beautiful country and the preference of visitors to explore its natural wonders, in addition to the archaeological zones,” Riestra told the Riviera Maya News.

Earlier this month, the Institute of National Statistics and Geography (INEGI) revealed that foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico increased by 9.3 percent in May to 3.3 million, a jump of more than 276,000 compared to the same month in 2022.

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