Published On: Thu, Feb 16th, 2017

Cancun prepares for more than 35,000 spring breakers in coming weeks

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CANCUN — City officials have declared themselves ready to welcome more than 35,000 North American students expected to arrive in Cancun for the Spring Break season.

Mayor Remberto Estrada Barba said that this type of segment allows Cancun to continue consolidating itself as a highly preferred destination for US tourism, which is reflected in greater economic income for families in the municipality of Benito Juárez.

He said that as part of the first actions to prepare for the season, during the course of the week, the Municipal Tourism Directorate will begin the distribution of five thousand codes of conduct.

Spring breakers in Cancun. PHOTO:

Spring breakers in Cancun. PHOTO:

He added that this measure is in order for young travelers to know the current regulations that should apply to avoid administrative sanctions by the authority, as well as recommendations on safety.

The mayor said that as in every holiday season, before the massive arrival of tourists, there will be permanent coordination between security and emergency bodies, such as the Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Traffic, Civil Protection, Firefighters, among others.

Estrada Barba said that maintaining the destination with a good hotel occupancy, which exceeds 84 percent now, is forecast an excellent tourist season for Cancun throughout 2017.

He said he expects to exceed expectations in the so-called Spring Break, since the arrival and stay of American students is for approximately three consecutive weeks from late February through the first week of March, which will certainly encourage the economy of the destination.

He manifested the above in the conclusion of the beach cleaning work carried out by the Secretariat for Social Development (Sedesol), through the Temporary Border Employment Program 2016 (PET) and as part of the national strategy Crusade against Hunger.

At the event, which took place in Playa Langosta, the mayor highlighted the joint work with the three orders of government to maintain the image of Cancun, and proof of this is the cleaning of the beaches, as well as the renovation of the spa by the Fund for National Development of Tourism (Fonatur).

For her part, the delegate of Sedesol in Quintana Roo, Marybel Villegas Canché, said that in the municipality of Benito Juárez has invested 3.9 million pesos, which benefited 626 people who were temporarily hired to perform these beach cleaning actions.

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