• Tourism promotion of the Mexican Caribbean is strengthened at the Acapulco 2022 Tourism Tianguis
• Alliances and joint work with airlines and tour operators are crucial in achieving a successful tourism reactivation in Quintana Roo
Acapulco, Guerrero, May 25th, 2022.- Mexican Caribbean’s participation in the Acapulco 2022 Tourism Tianguis concluded successfully. Over 2500 business appointments were met, alliances with airlines and tour operators were strengthened and all destinations in the Mexican Caribbean were promoted.
As part of Quintana Roo’s participation in the 46th edition of Mexico’s Tourism Tianguis in Acapulco, the agenda included meetings with representatives of Avoris, Copa Airlines, Tag Airlines, VivaAerobus, World to Meet, American Airlines, Volaris and Aeromar. The latter announced the Guatemala-Chetumal-Cancun air route.
In addition to the different tourism promotion activities, the Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo, Bernardo Cueto held working meetings with the Director of Anahuac Research and Tourism Competitiveness Center and the General Directors of Air B&B and WTA Mexico. He also held a meeting with Aeromar Business Manager together with Dario Flota Ocampo, General Director of CPTQ, where connectivity and tourism promotion issues between Guatemala and the Mexican Caribbean were mainly discussed.
Furthermore, the Secretary Cueto, presented the first edition of the Mexican Caribbean Gastronomic Festival to be held in Puerto Juarez on June 24th and 25th in Cancun, which seeks to promote gastronomy in Quintana Roo. Cueto Riestra joined the mayors of Isla Mujeres and Bacalar, Atenea Gómez Ricalde and José Contreras Méndez, respectively, during the Best of Mexico 2022 awards granted by México Desconocido. The municipality of Isla Mujeres was awarded the Best Beach Destination, and Bacalar the Best Destination to live an experience at.
“The Mexican Caribbean undoubtedly shined during the 2022 Tourism Tianguis. We thank our business partners and all those involved who have managed to consolidate new air routes and new opportunities for the benefit of the most important sector we have: Tourism. We will keep on promoting the wonders of our state, guaranteeing that Quintana Roo is synonymous with good service and great experiences,” added Secretary Cueto.
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On the other hand, the CPTQ held working meetings with tour operator TUI, which reported the extraordinary recovery it has had this year, as well as the 15% increase in the number of seats to the Mexican Caribbean compared to 2018. The report also included the operation of flights from the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The Spanish tour operator Logitravel reported that its sales from January to April 2022 have increased 22% compared to 2019.
The online travel agency Expedia reported a 17% increase in sales from January to March, compared to the same period in 2019.
Viajes El Corte Inglés, a company with presence in Spain, Mexico and South America, expressed its intention to help increase the number of visitors to the Mexican Caribbean.
Finally, specific actions with American Airlines, an airline which operations continued during 2020 to the Mexican Caribbean, were reviewed to consolidate the routes to the three international airports in Quintana Roo.
Dario Flota Ocampo, General Director of CPTQ, also spoke to the media about Quintana Roo’s participation in this tourism fair. “At the end of the three days of work during the Tourism Tianguis, relevance of the Mexican Caribbean destinations’ is confirmed and expectations of a summer season in the coming months are strengthened.”
The Mexico’s Tourism Tianguis in Acapulco was the perfect scenario to share the actions implemented in Quintana Roo for the Mexican Caribbean’s tourism reactivation, as well as the State’s vision to establish a new, fairer, more sustainable and competitive tourism development model.