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This Holy Week tourist spending will increase by almost 72%, it is anticipated

Mar 19, 2024 | Mexico, News & Articles | 0 comments

By Ivette Saldaña

With the economic reactivation, it is expected that during these two weeks of vacation, spending will amount to 275 billion pesos.

For the Holy Week vacations from March 23 to April 7, it is expected that national and foreign tourists will increase their spending by almost 72%, compared to what was recorded in 2023, when traveling to beaches, magical towns, or visiting relatives, predicted the National Confederation of Chambers of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (Concanaco-Servitur).

With the economic reactivation observed, it is expected that spending during these two weeks of vacation will amount to 275 billion pesos, considering the more than 12 million tourists who will vacation throughout the country, said Octavio de la Torre de Stéffano, head of the Confederation.

Last year, spending amounted to 160,048 million pesos, so the projection for this year will represent an increase of 71.8% when comparing 2024 with 2023.

Most visited destinations during Holy Week
Concanaco-Servitur said that information from the 257 national chambers shows that the most visited destinations will be: Riviera Maya, 85%; Puerto Vallarta, 61%; Yucatán, 85%; Baja California Sur, 75%; Veracruz, 90%; Nuevo León, 73%; Oaxaca, 90%; San Cristóbal de las Casas, 85%; San Miguel de Allende, 85%; Coahuila, 78%, and Mexico City, 68%, among others.

It also emphasized that “the sector that is important during these dates in our country is religious tourism, which grows annually between 5% and 7%, representing just over 10% of this segment worldwide, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur).”

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