The state Tourism Ministry is expecting a busy Mexican Revolution long weekend for Puerto Escondido and the state.
Sectur is estimating a total of 56,609 visitors statewide, and an economic boost of 239 million pesos (US $12.3 million) for the long weekend Nov. 18 to 21.
For Puerto Escondido, the estimated average occupancy rate is 68%, with 13,453 people visiting and an estimated economic spillover of 41 million pesos.
In Huatulco, the occupancy rate is expected to be 83%, with 13,142 tourists who will spend about 107 million pesos.
In Oaxaca city, hotel bookings should reach 70% with the arrival of 30,014 people and estimated revenues of 91 million pesos.
In comparison to 2021 figures, an increase of 7% in hotel occupancy rates is estimated for the weekend in the state; 5% more for the capital, 9% for Huatulco and 2% more in Puerto Escondido.
About 4,100 more people are expected to travel and arrive this time around compared to last year, when Covid-19 restrictions were still in place.
Likewise, revenue is expected to increase by 73 million pesos.
The cities of Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido are the destinations that will grow the most in visitor arrivals year on year, expecting 2,916 and 937 more tourists, respectively.
With reports by El Imparcial