Cancun Is Setting New Tourist Records
Cancun is setting new records for the amount of tourists it receives as the region continues to gain popularity. Despite the fact that inflation has been much higher in recent months, Cancun continues to break records for the amount of visitors it receives.
Dario Flota Ocampo, the Director General of the Tourism Promotion Board, and Bernardo Cueto Riestra, the Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo, made the announcement that the number of visitors to the Mexican Caribbean in the months of July and August was up by 20% compared to the same months in 2019.
According to this projection, there will be 3,757,775 more visitors in the months of July and August in 2022 than there were in the months of July and August before the epidemic.
There are a lot of perks that come along with making Cancun your go-to holiday spot, which is why so many people do it. The majority of visitors are drawn to the area by its picture-perfect beaches of powdery white sand and crystal clear water, as well as its luxurious all-inclusive resorts and exciting nightlife.
As a result of the fact that there are literally hundreds of fantastic restaurants to select from, an increasing number of customers are venturing into the culinary scene.
In addition to this, there was a 20% rise in the total number of passengers using Cancun International Airport as well as the smaller airports in the area. This was brought up by Mr. Ocampo at a news conference, when he stated:
“The Mexican Caribbean continues to be a key tourist destination for Mexico and Latin America,” the Quintana Roo Department of Tourism said, “with more than 8,817,000 passengers arriving at all Quintana Roo airports to far, an increase in tourist arrivals of 20% compared to 2019.” But that’s not the end of it.
It is anticipated that Cancun will keep making great strides toward recovery through the rest of this year and into February 2023. During this time period, there will be around 50,000 flights coming into and leaving from the regional airports.
The majority will enter and exit the country via the Cancun International Airport, which on average processes more than 500 aircraft every day.
More than 9 million airline tickets are expected to be purchased over these months, assuming that the projections are accurate. Given how popular Cancun and the Caribbean coast of Mexico are right now, this seems like a realistic scenario.
The number of visitors would climb much higher during the fall and winter months compared to the spring and summer months. If this many people actually arrive during this time, it will represent a 25 percent increase over the same months prior to the epidemic when there were the same number of tourists.