Published On: Tue, Sep 18th, 2018

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, returns to lead the cruise industry in Mexico and South America

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The general director of the Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQROO), Alicia Ricalde Magaña, reported that for the second consecutive year, Cozumel was recognized as the leading cruise port in Mexico and South America, in the twenty-fifth installment of the World Travel Awards.

The official explained that the recognition once again granted to the island of Cozumel, tourist destination that from January to August this year received 865 cruises with a total of 2,861,237 passengers, reaffirms its leadership in the cruise industry in Mexico and the region.

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“The Island of the Swallows” was elected above the ports of Mahahual, Mazatlan and Progreso, as well as Panama. Cozumel is one of the best destinations in cruise reception, not only in the area, but also in the world, which allows better opportunities of economic growth for the state of Quintana Roo. ”

Ricalde Magaña explained that the World Travel Awards that this time were held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, serves to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

“Its annual program is recognized as one of the most prestigious and comprehensive in the industry,” she added.

In 2017, the port of Cozumel received 1,245 cruises for a total of 4,103,787 passengers.

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