July 7. Despite a recent rise in coronavirus cases in Quintana Roo, 90% of hotel construction projects that were halted or postponed due to the pandemic are now back underway, according to Governor Carlos Joaquín.
The governor told the newspaper Milenio that 5,000 new hotel rooms are currently being built in the state, home to resort destinations such as Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel. Joaquin also said that several new shopping centers are under construction.
Jaoquín also said that almost all the jobs lost in Quintana Roo last year due to the pandemic have been recovered. He said that 122,000 jobs were lost in the tourism-oriented state in 2020 but all of them are expected to have been recovered by the end of this month.
Air traffic is also close to getting back to pre-pandemic levels. An average of 600 flights per day arrived at and departed from Quintana Roo airports in 2019, while the figure is now about 518, the governor said.
He acknowledged that cruise ship tourism has barely recovered, with only one ship having docked in the state since the sector came to a halt early last year. Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas took approximately 1,000 passengers to Cozumel last month.
Source: Mexico News Daily