Acapulco sees double-digit jump in tourism numbers
La Quebrada in Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco sees double-digit jump in tourism numbers

ACAPULCO — Tourism to Acapulco is up 11% over last year, according to the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guerrero.

Acapulco received 770,000 visitors July 10 – Aug. 19, an 11% jump over the same period last year, while city hotels were reporting an average occupancy of 65%, reaching peaks of up to 93.9% over certain weekends.

“Local and international visitors continue to chose Acapulco as their preferred vacation destination. We are seeing that every year the number of tourists Acapulco receives increases, which corroborates that the city is back in the game, and ready to be, once again, one of Mexico’s premier destinations,” said Ernesto Rodriguez Escalona, Secretary of Tourism for the State of Guerrero.

He adds: “We expect this improvement in tourism influx to continue in the coming years as Acapulco makes important updates to serve the visitor demand, such as the modernization of the infrastructure.”

Over the last few years Acapulco has undergone extensive renovations of its tourism infrastructure.

In May 2018 it inaugurated a new terminal of the international airport (ACA), increasing its arrival capacity to 1.3 million passengers. The new building was created with an eco-conscious concept that aims to reduce its environmental impact, and features the latest in airport technology, say officials.

The city has also received a billion-dollar investment from Grupo Autofin, a private conglomerate that includes the launch of XTASEA, the world’s largest over-the-ocean zipline, the building of an eco-amusement park, a tennis stadium and a medical centre. Many of Acapulco’s best-known hotels have undergone renovations as well.

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