According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Tourism Officials in Mexico, the economic crisis and the high prices of flight tickets are actually helping to boost tourism in Mexico. Skeptical?
It’s true! In the last six months, Mexico’s beach hot spots have surpassed other traditionally popular Caribbean gateways such as the Bahamas and Bermuda. Mexico and the Mayan Riviera are leading this trend attracting foreigners mainly from USA and Canada. Additionally, Cancun, Mexico’s top tourist destination continues to lead the list with a growth of 6% between January and August 2008.
Amidst global economy crises – there’s something about Cancun and Mexico that keep people come back. Here are a few reason!
6 Reasons to Visit Cancun this Winter!
- This year Cancun was named “Best Beach Destination in Central America
- Cancun is the destination with the largest number of Grand tourism rooms in Latin America. 75% of hotels are Five Stars or hold a Diamond distinction awarded by the AAA.
- Cancun has five Diamond-Rated hotels, and is one of the countries with the highest number of hotels awarded this certification.
- The only 3 restaurants in Mexico holding the AAA 5 Diamond certification are located in Cancun.
- Every year there are about 5,000 couples from all over the world get married in Cancun. The number is expected to increase due to the opening of a civil registry office opening in downtown at the end of 2008 which will facilitate the process.
- There are more than 450 restaurants offering the best in international and local cuisine. 127 restaurants have been awarded the “H” certification given by the Secretary of Tourism to those establishments that comply with the standards set by the World Health Organization.
Why are Cancun and Mexico still hot in the economic downturn?
Due to the economic crisis in the U.S. that has impacted the global economy, people are becoming more selective and careful about getting as much information as possible before making a decision. They are still traveling, but have become more discerning; they are looking for best quality, service and pricier options.
In addition, one of Cancun’s greatest advantages is its connectivity. Cancun International Airport (CUN) is the second largest airport in Mexico and receives the largest number of international daily flights in Latin America, including connections to more than 180 destinations worldwide.
According to the National Immigration Institute of Mexico, 41% of all foreign tourists visiting Mexico arrive to Cancun airport, while 27% arrive in Mexico City. This trend is also true for Europe. Due to the exchange rate dollar-Euro, more Americans are leaning towards closer and pricier options to spend their vacations wisely.
So what are you waiting for? Get more information on Cancun by visiting: www.cancun.travel.