summer-concludesThe 2016 summer tourist season in Puerto Peñasco has successfully come to an end with some very impressive numbers, said the President of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV-Peñasco) Hector Vázquez del Mercado.

Vazquez del Mercado specified that the period from June 6 to August 21, of this year, showed an average lodging occupancy of 72%, which represented a 6% increase compared to last year during the same period. This works out to approximately 626,000 visitors. This increase in visitors resulted in an estimated 620 million peso economic benefit.

The tourism leader gave an emotional thank you to all those working in the tourism sector for the great service and treatment that they give tourists every day, helping to account for the increased numbers and better tourism.

“That is the purpose and result of the promotional campaign launch, and the recognition of the daily effort made by thousands of people,” he said. Hector Vazquez del Mercado expanded that, according to statistics by the OCV, we will see a total of 1,538,500 visitors during this calendar year, with an economic impact of more than 1.384 billion pesos (approximately 77 million dollars).

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