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Over 3,000 racers competed “over the sea” at the start of a previous Semana Santa in Progreso, Yucatán. Photo: File

Mérida, Yucatán — The Easter holiday period, which this year runs from April 8 to April 23, will generate over a billion pesos from vacationers, estimates the Chamber of Commerce.

Most visitors will be domestic tourists and are expected to gravitate to the coast, beating the heat on the beach.

The Chamber has calculated a 2.5 percent increase in spending over the same holiday in 2016.

Increasing gas prices may keep some more faraway tourists from visiting, but that is why other vacationers will choose destinations that are closer to home, the Chamber told Diario de Yucatán. 

Nationally, 13 million tourists will enjoy Mexico’s attractions during the holiday. Of those, 3 million will be foreign visitors.

Hotels in Yucatán typically book up to 90 percent occupancy, the Chamber reported.

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