JANUARY 11, 2021

The report also notes that, despite the pandemic, the United States continues to be the main international market in the Mexican Caribbean.

The Cancun International Airport has been able to reestablish the air connection with the main national and international destinations during the economic reactivation process after months of confinement due to the pandemic.

The report How are we doing in tourism? prepared by the Secretary of State Tourism, tells that one of the last flights to rejoin has been that of British Airways from London, which will reactivate the airlift with the market that brings most Europeans tourists to the Mexican Caribbean, which during 2019 exceeded half a million visitors.

Among the destinations with regular flights to Cancun are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Bogotá, Boston, Camagüey, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Frankfurt, Guatemala, Holguín, Houston, Havana, Lima, London, Los Angeles , Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Panama, Paris, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, in addition to domestic flights such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, León, Toluca, among others.

The report also states that, despite the pandemic, the United States continues to be the main international market for the Mexican Caribbean, with 1.2 million tourists, almost half of the 2.5 million foreign tourists that the entity received between January and October of 2020. The statistic also indicates that, with the recovery of air connectivity, three destinations in the United States lead the origin of international passengers who have arrived at the Cancun airport: Dallas, with 182,987; Houston, with 182,525 and Chicago, with 144,995. In order of importance of markets for the Mexican Caribbean, Canada is the second country that has sent the most tourists to the destination with 439,698 (-48.8% compared to the January-October 2019 period); followed by the United Kingdom with 54,065 (-84.6%); France with 50,557; Argentina 47,037; Colombia 46,891; Brazil 41,778; Germany 32,786 and Spain with 24,157 travelers.

Likewise, according to the report, from January to October a little more than 2,000 recently-built hotel rooms have come into operation, thereby increasing hotel accommodation availability to 109,779 rooms distributed in a total of 1,166 hotels, most of which are located along the Cancun-Riviera Maya highway.

Lastly, the report indicates that 9,000 more rooms are currently under construction, which will generate greater competition for 2021, once they come into operation.