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“Mass Evacuation: 33K Tourists Flee Mexican Caribbean Due to Hurricane Beryl!”

As Hurricane "Beryl" approaches Quintana Roo, nearly 33,700 tourists, both local and international, have evacuated the Mexican Caribbean over the past three days. This represents an 8.8 percent decrease in visitor numbers. Airlines have started to cancel flights scheduled for this Thursday and the upcoming weekend.

On Monday, July 1, there were 382,763 tourists in the region. By Tuesday, this number had dropped to 355,786 and further decreased to 349,063 by Wednesday, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism of Quintana Roo (Sedetur). As a result, the occupancy rate in the Mexican Caribbean, including hotels and other accommodations, has fallen from 70.2 percent to 67.5 percent.

The number of international tourists has also seen a significant drop. There were 269,848 international tourists on Monday, 250,829 on Tuesday, and 246,089 on Wednesday, a total decrease of 23,759 travelers. Domestic visitor numbers have also fallen, with 112,915 on Monday, 104,957 on Tuesday, and 102,973 on Wednesday, a total decrease of 9,942 vacationers.

The Mexican Caribbean includes popular destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Costa Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Chetumal, Bacalar, Mahahual, and Felipe Carrillo Puerto, among others. Some airlines have already begun to notify their customers about flight cancellations due to Hurricane "Beryl" passing through the Yucatan Peninsula.

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According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN) and the National Water Commission (Conagua), Hurricane "Beryl" remains a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson scale and is currently located in the Caribbean Sea. The hurricane is moving west-northwest towards the Yucatan Peninsula and is expected to make landfall in Felipe Carrillo Puerto around 11:00 p.m. this Thursday.