Tourism in Cancun has decreased in recent months due to restrictions imposed on countries, due to the spread of COVID-19 infections occurring in the region. However, there are high expectations for the resumption of suspended flights from the United States, Canada and Europe.
Dario Flota-Ocampo, director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board, said promotional efforts are mainly focused on the markets of the United States, Canada and Mexico, although they include some Europeans due to the resumption of some flights.
“There are also very specific areas in Europe that we go to, because we will have a flight from Amsterdam, which is from KLM, which will start arriving in November, so we lost contact with the Dutch when Martinair disappeared, and it is now recovering, after many years … but it is It will always be strong for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Similarly, Flota Ocampo indicated that flights from Ukraine will return and that Level Airlines will extend its operations from Spain until April. “Initially, Level announced that it would only fly in July and August, then due to the success it had, they extended it until September and now announced that it will continue for another six months starting from October,” he said.
On the other hand, flights from the US will increase for the winter season. “We will have new flights from Atlanta to Cancun, from Orlando to Cozumel and from Miami to Chetumal,” Flota Ocampo said, according to Galu Comunicación.
He also expressed the possibility that Quintana Roo would not attend the WTM expo in a block because the cost of the pavilion would be high and with the uncertainty of restrictions in the UK where Mexico appears in the red list because they could not make it would be a risky investment.
As mentioned REPORTUR.mxWith an increase in COVID-19 cases and a low vaccination rate, Mexico remains on the UK’s “red list”, which has been a major blow to tourism in the Aztec country as it incurred economic losses of US$80 million as of August 8. (Hit Mexico: Red List continues for UK tourists).
If the restriction by the UK continues until the end of the year, the losses will reach US$90 million. “This loss of $2 million per day could be bigger in the high season, and certainly it could go up by at least 50% and there would be less seasons. These actions are ultimately a blow to confidence, and even after Mexico has been removed from the Red List, The sense of guarantee that has been changed can be maintained or a guarantee that it will not be returned” at the time, said Virginia Messina, Vice President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), as reported by Forbes.