The improvements in the air connectivity of the state are to enhance and attract more visitors from abroad. During January, Mérida with the offer of lodging services in Yucatan had 65.6% of visitors, Valladolid 7.1%, Chichén Itzá 3%, Izamal 1.9%, and Uxmal 1.7%
The state of Yucatan has had a good start to the year since the figures show an increase in tourist activities, this is due to the work done to boost tourism in the region.
Among them was registering in January an increase in the general percentage of hotel occupancy in the state, which stood at 55.3, which means an increase of 4.2 points compared to the same month last year.
Yucatan has had a presence in the Tourism Showcase of the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (Anato) 2019, which was held in Bogotá and is recognized as the most important of the industry in that country and South America, which seeks attract a greater influx of that region.
The number of tourists with overnight stays in the territory, which in January had an increase of 17.5 percent, that is, 163 thousand 802 visitors, against 139 thousand 409 of the same period last year. Of these, 74 percent were nationals, while 26 percent corresponded to foreigners.
For their part, in the state capital, 136 thousand 68 travelers arrived in January, staying overnight in that city, of which 78.4 percent were nationals and the remaining 21.6 percent were foreigners. This figure means an increase of 19.3 percent, compared to the same month in 2018, which implies a higher arrival of 21 thousand 974 visitors.
Mérida concentrated 83.1 percent of the total of tourists with overnight stays in the state, while Valladolid received 10.3 percent of that item.
Yucatan was also present at the International Tourism Fair of Berlin, one of the main events of this branch in the world, with the aim of continuing to consolidate the promotion and dissemination in Germany and the rest of Europe.