- SEDETUR and CPTQ highlight the results obtained during Quintana Roo’s participation in the FITUR 2022 annual trade show in Madrid, Spain.
Cancun, Quintana Roo – During 2021, Quintana Roo recovered over 80% of the total tourist arrivals registered before the pandemic. The recovery of strategic markets favored a gradual, orderly and responsible progress in reopening activities. In that virtue an availability of 4 million airline seats is expected this Q1 2022.
Bernardo Cueto Riestra, Secretary of Tourism in the State, (SEDETUR), explained that the United States is Quintana Roo’s top market, and had a 41.12% variation from January to December 2021 compared to 30.66% during the same period in 2019.
The Mexican Caribbean, with a lodging infrastructure of 118,772 rooms and 1,200 hotels in its destinations, reported a preliminary arrival rate of 13,380,106 tourists in 2021 and a preliminary economic revenue of $10.64 USD billion in all state destinations.
Dario Flota Ocampo, head of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board (CPTQ), presented the FITUR 2022 results, in which the Mexican Caribbean delegation reported 891 appointments at the Pavilion, and around 500 visitors over the weekend, a clear sign of the full economic recovery of the mentioned destinations.
The Mexican Caribbean delegation also held meetings with affiliated members of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), such as Grupo Avoris, Iberojet, Level airlines, C-Trip, Inverotel, Blue Diamond Resorts & Spa, Grupo Sunwing, Grupo Royalton, among others. The result was the announcement of new airline routes and the increase on flight operations. This only demonstrates the leadership and confidence generated by the Mexican Caribbean.
About the recent comments concerning the FBI, DEA and the Canadian Mounted Police actions in the state, Fernando Mora Guillen, State Government General Communication Coordinator, declared that any action taking place will be in full compliance of current international agreements between Mexico, Canada and the United States, allowing cooperation in order to guarantee the safety of every visitor. Rosa Icela Rodríguez, Federal Secretary of Safety and Civilian Protection will be taking part in the process together with the state Ministry of Public Safety and the Attorney General’s Office.
Mora Guillén emphasized that Quintana Roo has maintained a clear tourist recovery and stressed the governor’s commitment to continue to enforce the sanitary measures that will allow the state’s economic development as well as that of families in Quintana Roo.