State tourism officials are expecting better figures than last year for the first long weekend, or puente, of the year.
Most students and many workers will have Monday off due to the 106th anniversary of the promulgation of the Mexican Constitution, which took place on February 5, 1917.
Running from February 3 to 6, the long weekend should generate some 154 million pesos (US $8.1 million) in revenue at the three main destinations of Oaxaca: Puerto Escondido, Huatulco and Oaxaca city, according to the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur).
It projects statewide hotel occupancy rates of 61%, which translates to 42,823 domestic and foreign tourists.
Broken down by destination, official figures forecast 59% occupancy in Puerto Escondido, 14,490 tourists, and 28 million pesos in revenue.
For Huatulco, the expected figures are 72% occupancy, 12,701 people and revenue of 79 million pesos.
In Oaxaca city, occupancy of 53% is estimated with 15,632 visitors and 47 million pesos in revenue.
Compared to 2022 figures, hotel occupancy rates in the three destinations are expected to register growth of 4.43%.
Likewise, the number of visitors could increase by 13.18%, while revenue might do so by 17.82%, or 11.4 million pesos for the three destinations.
With reports by La Onda Oaxaca