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“Mexico’s Tourist Hotspots Hit Over 60% Occupancy in Early 2024 – Check Out The Top Destinations!”

In the first four months of 2024, Mexico's hotel occupancy rate hit 61%, a slight increase of 0.1 percentage points from the same period the previous year. This data, provided by Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, covers 70 tourist destinations tracked by Mexico's National System of Statistical Information of the Tourism Sector, DataTur.

From January to April 2024, cities recorded 15.5 million tourist stays in hotel rooms, equating to a hotel occupancy rate of 52.4%. Meanwhile, beach resorts saw 11.6 million tourist stays, resulting in an occupancy rate of 70.4%. The highest occupancy rates were found in Fully Planned Centres, with a rate of 77.5%, while the lowest were in interior cities at 47.7%.

Tourist centers with notable hotel occupancy rates during this period included Playacar at 92.4%, Nuevo Nayarit at 85%, Akumal at 83.6%, Cabo San Lucas at 81.7%, Cancun at 80.3%, and Playa del Carmen at 79.5%.

The average number of available rooms in the first four months of 2024 was 436,006, a slight increase of 0.2% compared to the same period in 2023. A total of 27.1 million tourists stayed in hotel rooms during this period, with 19.2 million being domestic tourists and 7.9 million being foreign tourists.

From 2019 to 2023, 87,000 new hotel rooms were registered in Mexico, bringing the total to 895,000 rooms. Of the 27.1 million tourists who stayed in hotel rooms from January to April 2024, 70.7% were domestic tourists and 29.3% were foreign tourists, according to DataTur's monitoring of 70 centers.