According to Sedetur, the Department of Tourism of the state of Quintana Roo, the hotels in both Riviera Maya and Cancun/Puerto Morelos saw a drop in average hotel room occupancy in September 2018 compared to September 2017.
The hotels in Riviera Maya saw their average room occupancy drop from 70.3% in September 2017 to 62.3% in September this year while the hotels in Cancun/Puerto Morelos saw their average room occupancies fall from 65.2% in September 2017 to 61.4% in September 2018.
Through the first nine months of 2018 the hotels in Riviera Maya have achieved an average room occupancy of 81.7% while those in Cancun/Puerto Morelos have achieved an 81.3% average room occupancy.
Riviera Maya has 46,958 hotel rooms while the Cancun/Puerto Morelos area has 40,835 hotel rooms.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.