Desire Riviera Maya Resort and Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort in Cancun are experiencing major occupancy growth expected to continue in 2019 and beyond Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Jan. 21, 2019 — Occupancy growth at Desire Riviera Maya Resort and Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort in Cancun is on the rise as emerging tourism trends drive travelers to these resorts. Among these trends are the increasing popularity of adults-only hotels where travelers can relax and be themselves without worrying about little ones around, travel-experience curation by experts, and “virgin travelers abroad,” meaning those who have never traveled overseas before. Desire Riviera Maya Resort’s average occupancy rate increased from nearly 80 percent in 2016 to 86 percent in 2018. Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort’s average occupancy rate increased from 76 percent in 2016 to more than to 83 percent in 2018. Adult-only hotels have become particularly popular with the mature Generation Y and younger Generation X crowd, ranging in age from 30 to 50, with higher than average incomes to spend on themselves and enjoy their stays. “We have experienced a rise in occupancy rates at both Desire Riviera Maya Resort and Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort and are confident this success will continue throughout 2019, as like-minded couples seek out a safe, judgement-free atmosphere to explore their fantasies and engage in new exciting activities with other likeminded travelers,” said Rodrigo de la Peña, CEO of Original Group. “Our singular, welcoming setting is ideal for travelers who are making their first trip abroad, maybe with the help of an expert tailoring their trip, filling it with the most unique experiences offered only at Desire. Most of all, our properties promise the ultimate in adult-only experience, where couples can let their hair down and more, without any cares,” de la Peña added. With an increasing interest among travelers seeking adult-only hotels, this trend alone is driving occupancy at both Desire properties. Original Group, the leading expert of adult hospitality in Mexico, has effectively tapped into a key segment that continues to grow and this is reflected in steadily increasing occupancy numbers in the Group’s hotels in the last few years.Curating experiences that are full of excitement and make a traveler feel young and free-spirited again is another trend travel operators and tour companies are seeing as 2019 debuts on the calendar. Few places epitomize the idea of being free-spirited as Desire Resorts, which goes beyond the typical erotic, clothing-optional, couples-only atmosphere by offering a variety of carefully selected experiences on-property. These include workshops led by sex and relationship experts, spa treatments to intimately connect couples and adult-centric entertainment around-the-clock.Among the most intriguingly named trends is Taking a Travel Virgin Abroad, where experienced travelers bring a less well-traveled friend or partner along, helping them better understand the world. Desire Resorts’ unique and open-minded atmosphere is the perfect place for a first-time traveler. The Desire experience will also open a whole world for the most well-seasoned traveler. Located in one of the world’s most popular and beautiful beaches along the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican Caribbean, Desire Resorts are perfectly suited for first-time travelers. These three trends rippling through the travel market are driving higher occupancy rates at Desire Resorts and are likely to continue doing into the remainder of 2019 and beyond. It’s no surprise to anyone in the know about Desire Resorts that the brand has long been ahead of the curve of adult-only travel by focusing on curated experiences on property while also creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for couples. Now it’s full steam ahead for Desire and these trends into 2019. For more information, visit www.desire-experience.com. ABOUT DESIRE The Desire experience includes the all-inclusive resorts Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort and Desire Riviera Maya Resort, along with Desire Cruises, each designed for couples only, offering guests a unique, clothing-optional atmosphere, with a sense of freedom outside of conventional environments.These unique experiences include the latest in adult entertainment, provocative theme nights, couples’ workshops, indoor/outdoor playrooms, gourmet dining, brand name beverage service, first-class accommodations, all of which stay true to our erotic, clothing-optional, couples-only atmosphere. For more information, visit www.desire-experience.com.ABOUT ORIGINAL GROUPOriginal Group is a Mexican company with more than 35 years of experience, with commercial activity in the hotel sector, the cruise industry, vacation clubs and real estate. We encourage innovation to create and develop businesses that leave a mark. Our brands maintain the highest standards of the group and, simultaneously, provide concepts that stand out for their uniqueness. We have developed successful tourist brands, including by offering unique experiences for adults only in top destinations around the world, creating a perfect atmosphere for couples and singles looking to add a new dimension to your holiday. Our strong corporate culture allows us to provide a consistent service characterized by warmth and attention, creating long-term relationships with our customers. We promote environmental care with a high sense of social responsibility as an active part of our environment and society. For more information, visit www.original-group.com.