Cancun, QR. The president of the Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres Hotel Association, Jesús Almaguer Salazar, reported that according to book reservations, July will start at 100% in hotels of some chains and with recovery of rates.
With a positive expectation, he said that with this trend the recovery of the different markets towards the Mexican Caribbean.
“We see that the summer will be a very positive holiday season, just as it was Holy Weekand some lodging centers report to us that they have already sold everything in their reservation books for the start of this season”.
With this, they are even raising hotel rates, reaching the levels they had before the contingency, as this represents an opportunity to have the income to continue maintaining the payroll.
During 2021, hotel rates fell by up to 50% as a measure to gain some of the scarce travelers market that was beginning to reactivate after the months of confinement due to the pandemic.
In the summer of 2019, prior to the health crisis, the Mexican Caribbean reported 3.9 million visitors, with an economic benefit of 3,238 million dollars, according to the Quintana Roo Tourism Secretariat.
In that season, hoteliers reported a peak occupancy of up to 88%, due to vacation rental platforms, one of the main problems in the hotel sector, they did not achieve 100% occupancy.
Occupancy plummeted to practically zero as of the second week of March 2020 and only until June 2021 was the beginning of the recovery declared with the partial opening of some hotels, as well as the Cancun beaches.
From then on the hotel occupancy from cancun, Puerto Morelos and Women Island It has been rising from 38% that averaged at the end of 2021, to above 80% during Easter 2022.
These three tourist destinations located in the northern zone of the Mexican Caribbean, affiliated with the association, add up to 52,044 rooms in 207 lodging centers, the majority in Cancunwith 38, 177 rooms.
However, at least eight large hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos are still closed, totaling 1,022 rooms, which have not been able to be reopened since the Covid-19 pandemic began.