Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

Quintana Roo is cleaning the sargassum off their beaches hoping to receive more visitors

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The secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo, Marisol Vanegas Perez, admitted that they plan to invest 150 million pesos in improving the numbers of visitors after less American tourists arrived at the destination in the season, although she considers that the figures have been positive with an increase of 3.3% in tourism.

“After cleaning the sargassum off our beaches, these are once again the main attraction for travelers worldwide”, said Vanegas Perez.

The official said that in order to reverse the situation, the government of Quintana Roo is currently working with more than 45,000 travel agents in caravans, seminars and shows, because they expect to recover during the December holiday season.

In any case, Vanegas Pérez pointed out that the season in general throughout the State has been good, despite the massive arrival of sargassum to the coasts.

“Even with the sargassum issue, the summer season has been one of the best in the last 10 years,” she declared.


She said that in the first semester the number of passengers arriving by air increased 7 percent, although with shorter stays.

As revealed by, Quintana Roo tries to regain the massive numbers of North American tourists they used to have, in several ways. Cancun is promising the US Consul clean beaches and greater security.

The US continues to be the most important issuing market for the Mexican Caribbean, however, less American travelers are choosing Mexico due to the insecurity and the sargassum problem.

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