Acapulco reports best occupancy in seven years

Acapulco reports best occupancy in seven years

ACAPULCO — Acapulco saw an average hotel occupancy of 83.5% for the holiday week Dec. 20 – 31, with hotels often reporting rates of over 97% throughout the month of December, according to The Acapulco Destination Marketing Office.

The destination registered the highest occupancy on record in the past seven years with 98% on Jan. 1.

“For the first time in many years, we have seen a continuously high occupancy throughout the winter season with 16 days of over 80% hotel occupancy in the State of Guerrero,” said Ernesto Rodriguez Escalona, Tourism Secretary of the State of Guerrero. Acapulco, Taxco and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo welcomed nearly 900,000 tourists who contributed an economic impact of US$150 million, exceeding all expectations and breaking records for the past seven years, he added.

The destination has already secured important international events over the next few years, including: Acapulco Pro, a surfing tournament held on Playa Bonfil; Costa Pacifica Golf & Beach Polo; Abierto Mexicano de Tenis, one of the most important tennis tournaments in Latin America; el Rally del Golfo al Pacífico; Festival Frances de Acapulco, a festival that celebrates the strong relationship between France and Mexico and showcases art, film, gastronomy, fashion and music; and the Festival Internacional de Cine Acapulco, showcasing local and international cinema.