The latest “Top 100 City Destinations for 2019” White Paper by Euromonitor International is now available. For the 10th consecutive year, Cancún ranks amongst the top five most visited cities in the Americas. Furthermore, according to data from the World Tourism Organization, as of May 2019, Mexico ranked seventh among the most visited countries in the world.
Cancun is #1 for International Visitors
Once again, with over six million 150,000 international tourists in 2019, Cancún is officially Mexico´s #1 tourism destination. Similarly, with 41 million 400 thousand tourists, the state of Quintana Roo which includes the Riviera Maya, is officially the most popular tourist destination in Latin America.
Significantly, for over 3 decades now, Cancún, Quintana Roo has maintained its position as one of the world´s top 100 city destinations. Travelers make their annual migrations to this privileged location to enjoy its richness of landscapes and natural resources. Coral reefs, ecoparks, underground rivers, mangroves, archeological areas are just some of the natural wonders here.
Exponential Hotel Growth
One of the principal reasons fueling Quintana Roo´s growth is the increase in the number of hotel rooms. In 2018 there were 102 thousand 890 hotel rooms. Today, 107 thousand 210 rooms are available. Importantly, this represents an additional 4.2 percent in comparison to 2018. Besides hotels, Quintana Roo also receives the largest arrivals of cruise ships too, principally in Cozumel and Mahahual.
Diversity of Cultural Heritage
In addition, a wide range of customs and cultural traditions delight tens of millions of visitors every year. World heritage sites that are a must visit include Chichen Itza and Coba. Without doubt, the combination of cultural heritage, climate, exciting nightlife and world class gastronomy place Cancún amongst the top 5 travel destinations on this year´s list.
Top 100 City Destinations
In summary, Cancun and the Riviera Maya continue to wow visitors from all around the world. Without a doubt, there are few places on earth that offer such a wide variety of daytime and evening activities. The proximity of Cancun´s international airport and well-priced resort transfer shuttles make it a very easy destination to move around in.
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