Canadian travelers and spring breakers expected to fill Cancun hotels in February


Quintana Roo tourism plans to fill hotels in February with the arrival of Canadian travelers and spring breakers, as some routes from Canada have been reestablished and the season for young Americans is here.

The Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council projects that the arrival of tourists from Canada will represent more than one million travelers. Darío Flota, director of the council, anticipates that it will start from this weekend until March, although he acknowledges that the same number of flights is not arriving as in 2019.

“But if the routes are being restored, some are still going to open and we are going to wait,” he said, adding that “Canada represents more or less one and a half million travelers a year and most of them arrive in these first three months, so we are going to see how it behaves,” said Fleet, as reported by Marcrixnoticias.

As for the “spring breakers”, it is estimated that between 15 and 20 thousand students will arrive, as projected by Julián Valbuena, president of Administration of Best Day Travel Club. “Starting next month, the spring breakers will begin to arrive, which will reactivate the sector,” Valbuena said, according to Galú.

Likewise, Valbuena highlighted that the average expenditure of these travelers is US$700 per day per person and they mostly come from the East Coast of the United States. “There could be a season similar to 2019, although everything depends on the vaccines and there are no restrictions,” Valbuena said.

Although tourists from other countries such as South Americans continue to arrive, they hope to improve the treatment of these travelers at the Cancun International Airport, as the travel agencies proposed to the new Secretary of State for Tourism, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, as reported by 

Sergio González Rubiera, president of the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV), said at the time that they will meet with Cueto to discuss various issues and needs of tourism in the QRoo. He emphasized that one of the approaches will be the discriminatory treatment of tourists arriving from Colombia and other South American countries by customs and immigration personnel at the Cancun International Airport, according to NotiCaribe.

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