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Cancún’s Future: Sustainable and Well-Organized Growth

In a cordial meeting with representatives of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC) Quintana Roo Delegation, Ana Paty Peralta, the candidate for the municipal presidency of Benito Juárez, laid out her vision for a stronger, fairer, more opportunity-filled, and sustainable Cancún. Her goal is to consolidate the city into a model of shared prosperity and well-being.… Read More

Boosting Tourism in the Mexican Caribbean: New Strategies for Success

In the stunning Mexican Caribbean, the renowned tourist hotspots of Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres are implementing innovative strategies to enhance their appeal and sustain their status as top global travel destinations. By focusing on both digital and infrastructural improvements, these destinations aim to attract new visitors while ensuring a high satisfaction rate among returning tourists.… Read More

Boost in North American Tourists to Southern Quintana Roo

Southern Quintana Roo is witnessing a surge in tourism from the United States, a market that has struggled to rebound until now. According to Raúl Andrade Angulo, president of the Hotel Association of the Center and South of Quintana Roo, the area is seeing a significant influx of North American visitors. This boost is largely attributed to the establishment of new direct flights offered by various American airlines to Tulum International Airport, along with intensified promotional efforts highlighting the region’s attractions.… Read More

Cozumel’s Tourism Surge: A Paradise Expanded

Nestled in the Mexican Caribbean, the enchanting island of Cozumel is rapidly becoming a top choice for travelers. With a steady increase in the number of flights, cruise arrivals, and burgeoning hotel bookings, Cozumel is establishing itself as an essential destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.… Read More

UN Hosts Cultural and Tourism Forum at Xcaret with a Focus on Film

The United Nations Tourism Organization recently hosted an influential forum titled “Culture and Tourism: A Film Relationship” at the Xcaret hotel complex. This event aimed to explore the symbiotic relationship between the tourism and cinema industries. The forum was a highlight of the broader 2024 edition of the Platino Ibero-American Cinema Awards, a significant event for the Spanish-speaking audiovisual sector, attracting a variety of producers, actors, and film-related professionals.… Read More

Cozumel: A Beacon of Tourism Excellence

In a notable showcase of its tourism appeal, Cozumel has once again underscored its position as a premier destination in the Mexican Caribbean. With over 1.6 million visitors gracing its shores via cruise ships and flights in just the first quarter of the year, the island has witnessed unprecedented growth. This surge encompasses record-setting numbers in flight arrivals, cruise ship dockings, and hotel occupancy, marking a thriving start to the year for the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean.… Read More

Cancun Anticipates Record Tourist Arrival for Easter Celebrations

Cancun is gearing up for an extraordinary Easter holiday, as the renowned beach destination is expecting a substantial influx of tourists. Forecasts predict that the coastal paradise will welcome over 50,000 visitors, marking a significant uptick in holiday foot traffic. This surge, estimated at 28% more than the previous weekend, underscores Cancun’s unwavering appeal as a prime spot for vacationers seeking sun, sea, and sand during the festive season. In response, local authorities have initiated a comprehensive safety operation to ensure that the anticipated crowds enjoy their stay without a hitch.… Read More

Cozumel Expects Record Tourist Arrivals This Easter

As the Easter holiday season approaches, the idyllic island of Cozumel is gearing up for what is anticipated to be its busiest period yet, with a surge in both national and international visitors. The island, renowned for its stunning beauty and safety, is set to welcome tourists through an array of transportation methods including increased flights, cruise ships, and the federal maritime route.… Read More

Cancun to Host Groundbreaking Ibero-American Tourism Congress

Cancun, one of Latin America’s premier vacation destinations, is gearing up to host the first-ever Ibero-American Tourism Congress 2024, themed “Sustainable, Inclusive, and Fair,” on March 20th and 21st. This landmark event is being organized through a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of Quintana Roo, the Ibero-American Federation of Young Entrepreneurs (FIJE), the Council of Ibero-American Entrepreneurs (CEIB), the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), and the World Tourism Organization.… Read More

Mexican Caribbean Sets Sights on Foodies with Gastronomic Delights

The Mexican Caribbean is setting its sights on winning over the discerning palates of food enthusiasts, recognizing gastronomy as a pivotal component of its tourism appeal. Bernardo Cueto Riestra, the Secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo, underscores the significance of catering to travelers who prioritize their dining experiences when choosing their next destination, commonly referred to as “foodies.”… Read More

Cozumel: Quintana Roo’s Newest Magical Town

Cozumel, a breathtaking island nestled in the heart of Quintana Roo, has now been officially recognized as the fourth Magical Town of the region. The designation ceremony witnessed the esteemed presence of Governor Mara Lezama, along with Miguel Torruco Marqués, the federal Secretary of Tourism, and municipal leaders from the state’s quartet of Magical Towns.… Read More

Cancun Continues to Dominate Foreign Tourism in Mexico

Once again, Cancun has solidified its status as the primary destination for international travelers in Mexico. The latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism reveal that in 2023, Cancun International Airport welcomed a staggering 47.7% of all international air travelers entering Mexico. This translates to approximately 10.42 million visitors, out of a national total of 21.8 million.… Read More

Quintana Roo’s Tourism Boom: 100 Cruise Ships in First 15 Days of 2024

In an exciting start to the new year, Quintana Roo, under the leadership of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, has witnessed a surge in tourism, with over 100 cruise ships gracing the ports of Cozumel and Mahahual in the initial two weeks of 2024. Governor Lezama expressed her optimism, attributing this influx to the success of the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, which focuses on fostering shared prosperity through tourism.… Read More

Quintana Roo 2024 Kicks Off with Record Occupancy Rates

Quintana Roo, renowned for its stunning destinations like Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres, commenced the new year with record-breaking hotel occupancy rates, according to the December 31 daily report by the Hotel Association of Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres (AHCPI). The figures revealed impressive percentages of 94.3%, 93.3%, and 93.1% in each location, respectively. The Cancun International Airport also saw a substantial influx, with 623 flights, 438 of which were international. The week’s consistent occupancy rates exceeding 85% across all three destinations align with the projected 10% increase in traveler arrivals for 2023.… Read More

Fonatur Hands Over Tourism Reins to Quintana Roo Government in Historic Move

In a significant development, the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur) is initiating a major shift by relinquishing control of Cancun and Cozumel, handing over the management and maintenance of the hotel zone to the government of Quintana Roo. The Minister of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, disclosed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated through collaborative efforts between the state government and private stakeholders, following working groups established since 2023.… Read More

Edition Hotels Debuts in Riviera Maya with Kanai Luxury Resort

In a move that underscores its ambitious global expansion, Edition Hotels has recently unveiled its latest gem, the Kanai hotel community, located in the heart of the Riviera Maya in Mexico. This announcement follows the brand’s earlier plans for expansion in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Choosing Mexico as its gateway to Latin America, the Edition Hotels’ Kanai embraces the trend of ultra-exclusive and private areas for the discerning traveler, akin to other upscale destinations like Mayakoba or Puerto Cancún.… Read More

Cancun Gears Up for Spectacular 2024 Carnival

The City Council of Benito Juárez in Cancun has kickstarted preparations for the much-anticipated Carnival in 2024. The First Ordinary Session with the Carnival Organizing Committee took place in the Presidents’ Hall of the Municipal Palace, where crucial decisions were made to ensure a seamless and secure event.… Read More

Vacation Rental Experts Convene in Cancun for International Forum

Cancun played host to the fifth edition of the International Business Forum of the Vacation Rental Industry, drawing representatives from 10 countries eager to delve into the latest trends and challenges of the vacation rental sector. Manuel Lozano, the General Director of the Expo Vacation Rental event, emphasized the significance of this gathering, stating that it serves as a platform for professionals across Mexico and Latin America to exchange experiences and insights.… Read More

Cancún to Host 5th Vacation Rental Expo, Bringing Together Industry Leaders

Cancún is set to host the 5th annual Vacation Rental Expo 2023, the premier international business forum for the vacation rental industry in Mexico and Latin America. The event is scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Cancún Center, marking the fifth time this key industry gathering will take place in the city. The vacation rental sector boasts a significant presence in the region, with nearly 58,000 rooms available, although official figures from the State Tourism Secretariat (Sedetur) account for around 41,000 rooms that attract and serve tourists from around the world.… Read More

Cancun’s Culinary Scene Aims to Attract Foodies

Cancun’s thriving restaurant industry is setting its sights on food enthusiasts, aiming to captivate tourists who value elite dining experiences, with an average daily expenditure of around $1,200 per person in hotels and restaurants. This endeavor seeks to cater to those seeking more exclusive and gastronomically rich adventures within this vibrant Mexican city.… Read More

Quintana Roo reinvents tourism by showcasing Mayan Culture

In a bid to move beyond its well-established reputation as a sun and beach destination, Quintana Roo, a sought-after Mexican state, is embracing its rich Mayan heritage to offer tourists a more immersive and culturally enriching experience. Despite hosting over 20 million visitors last year, Quintana Roo is now setting its sights on a new model of tourism, and the Secretary of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto, unveiled the details of this transformation at the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville.… Read More

International Tourism Meeting in Quintana Roo: Shaping the Future of Tourism

In the picturesque and world-renowned tourist haven of Quintana Roo, Mexico, a significant international tourism gathering is now underway, poised to become a standout event of the year. This assembly, uniting luminaries and experts in the global tourism sector, embarks on its mission to deliberate and scrutinize both current and future trends in this ever-expanding industry.… Read More

World Tourism Day is celebrated in Cancun

Cancun’s Anahuac University marked World Tourism Day with a celebration centered around the theme “Tourism and Green Investments.” The event emphasized the critical role of tourism in regional and national development, citing its substantial contributions to job creation, income generation, foreign exchange, and the overall well-being of millions of people. In the previous year, Cancun welcomed nearly 20 million visitors, resulting in an impressive economic impact of $19.4 billion. However, the event also stressed the importance of sustainable practices in this industry, including the preservation of natural resources, biodiversity, historical heritage, and the well-being of local communities.… Read More

Quintana Roo triumphs at the World Travel Awards 2023 with 21 awards

In a remarkable display of its tourism prowess, Quintana Roo has once again asserted its dominance, not just as a premier Mexican and Latin American tourist hotspot, but as a global tourist magnet. The 2023 World Travel Awards turned out to be a shower of accolades for this Mexican gem, with an astounding seven awards being clinched. This triumph has been confirmed by Bernardo Cueto, the Secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo, who articulated that the region’s tourism model is underpinned by a joint commitment to fashion sustainable and inclusive destinations, fostering prosperity for all residents of Quintana Roo.… Read More

An innovative vineyard brings wine tourism to Quintana Roo

An unexpected twist has taken root in the tropical Mexican Caribbean, as a pioneering vineyard garners attention and acclaim, introducing a novel facet to the region’s tourism landscape. This innovative project, dubbed “Viñedo Viveros,” has not only redefined the traditional agricultural pursuits of the area but has also earned the prestigious “Tourism Innovation” award, adding a new dimension to Quintana Roo’s allure.… Read More

Discover the secret of the depth: the fascinating cave of the ‘Sleeping Sharks’

Beneath the waves lies a clandestine realm, a sanctuary for some of the planet’s most fearsome sharks, known for their ferocity. The azure waters of the Mexican Caribbean cradle an astonishing diversity of marine life, with sharks lurking within their depths. Situated 30 kilometers away from Isla Mujeres, a hidden underwater gem named the ‘Cueva de los Tiburones Dormidos’ or the ‘Cave of the Sleeping Sharks’ beckons divers from across the globe, offering a unique spectacle of sharks at rest.… Read More

Quintana Roo occupies second place at the national level in attracting tourism investment

In a recent development, Quintana Roo has emerged as a leading destination for tourism investment in Mexico, claiming the second spot at the national level. Particularly noteworthy is the continuous influx of hotel investments into this region. As of the first half of this year, the state has welcomed 128,166 tourists, resulting in the addition of 767 new rooms. This is a significant rise from the 127,399 rooms reported at the closure of 2022.… Read More

The Mexican Caribbean, prepared to receive the biggest year

The Mexican Caribbean is set to experience an extraordinary surge in tourism, as industry professionals predict that 2023 will surpass the record-breaking year of 2022. From the renowned destinations of Cancun and Playa del Carmen to the enchanting allure of Tulum and beyond, this tropical paradise has become one of the most sought-after holiday spots worldwide. With all the necessary preparations in place, the Mexican Caribbean is gearing up for what is expected to be its largest influx of tourists ever.… Read More

The Sustainable Tourism Expo is announced, to be held in Tulum in September

In an effort to foster sustainable practices within the tourism industry, the announcement of the Sustainable Tourism Expo has been made. Andrés Aguilar Becerril, Undersecretary of Tourism Promotion and Operation, emphasized the positive impact such events have on the entire value chain and the consumption habits of both locals and tourists. The expo is scheduled to take place in Tulum in September.… Read More

Quintana Roo leads the preference of world travelers

Quintana Roo and the breathtaking destinations of the Mexican Caribbean have secured their positions as the preferred choice among world travelers, as revealed by the highly regarded Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2023 awards. This year, Quintana Roo’s destinations have claimed an impressive 30 spots across 14 categories in these prestigious awards, which recognize the “best of the best” in destinations, hotels, restaurants, and other activities, as rated by travelers.… Read More

Cancun, national leader in Sustainable and Platinum Clean beaches

Cancun has solidified its position as the frontrunner in Mexico for sustainable and clean beaches, as affirmed by the Mexican Institute for Standardization and Certification (IMNC). The Municipal President, Ana Paty Peralta, proudly accepted environmental certifications for seven public beaches in Cancun and a lodging center, recognizing their exceptional quality, services, and cleanliness.… Read More

Temporary closure of the archaeological zone of Tulum does not affect tourism in Cancun

The temporary closure of the Tulum archaeological zone from May 15 to June 1 has had minimal impact on tourism in Cancun, according to local tour vendors. They stated that the main packages they sell in the city are for Isla Mujeres, which is why they have experienced little effect. Tourists visiting the area prefer the proximity and engaging activities available on Isla Mujeres, as well as the reduced presence of sargassum, allowing them to enjoy a full day on the island.… Read More

Cozumel and Mahahual seek to attract more cruise travelers

Cozumel and Mahahual are exploring ways to attract more cruise passengers, as the sector is an essential part of tourism in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The general director of the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo, Vagner Elbiorn Vega, met with the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, to propose projects that would attract more cruise ships to the area.… Read More