Quintana Roo continues to grow thanks to the fact that its government has managed to diversify the markets of the tourism industry and the productivity areas in the primary activities.
Cancun and Cozumel among the destinations with the most tourists arriving from Mexico
The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) noted that seven tourist destinations in the country accounted for 93 percent of the arrivals of foreign tourists, these being Los Cabos, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cancun and Cozumel.
According to the annual balance of ASUR, the Cancun airport reported the highest passenger traffic; it grew 12.4 percent in domestic passengers and 6.8% in foreign passengers, exceeding 25 million users. The Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste also highlighted an annual increase of 7% at the Cozumel airport with a total of 579,719 travelers compared to the 541,598 that were reported in 2017.
The Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo (Sedetur) reported that the entity managed to exceed the volume of international travelers in 2018, despite the security crisis and sargassum that was experienced during that year.
The main international market continues to be the United States, but the authorities have diversified demand by opening markets in Canada, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Russia and other countries in Europe and South America.
In addition, as a result of the work of tourism promotion and promotion of investments by the state government, the offer has been expanded and diversified into new destinations such as the continental zone of Isla Mujeres, where the arrival of tourists increased 31.3%.
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, the Gross Domestic Product of Quintana Roo increased from 7.6% in 2017 to 8% in 2018.
This economic expansion is a reflection of the diversification of productivity areas through public investment since in primary activities it had an increase of 39.5% compared to a 6.5% increase in primary activities.