Cancun, Riviera Maya popular with Central Americans
Cancun ranks as one of the top international tourist destinations with Central Americans.
Last week the International Tourism Fair was held in Bolivia where travel agencies confirmed that Bolivians, in particular, are making Cancun their highlight for the summer of 2015.
According to the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Cancun, “South American tourism remains on the rise and is contributing more than 10 percent growth for the summer season.”
One of the largest draws to the region, tourism boards report, are the local deals. South American travelers are taking advantage of all-inclusive deals that start at $650. These deals include accommodations with luxury hotel brands offering “All Inclusive” nine nights and 10 day packages with LAN air transportation.
Two major factors contributing to hotels being able to offer such cost-effective deals are the increasing direct flights into the Cancun International Airport and people making advanced reservations. As the region becomes more popular, airlines are offering direct flights to keep up with consumer demand. In return, hotels are filling up quicker making unplanned travel a little tricky.
Among the top 10 foreign countries enjoying the beauty of Cancun and the Riviera Maya are Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Visitors from these countries are arriving for the shopping, sightseeing of archaeological sites and relaxing, while a large number are also choosing the area for their honeymoon destination.
In so far this year, more than 120, 000 visitors from Central America have arrived and stayed in various places in Cancun and Puerto Morelos.
Carlos Trueba Coll, CEO of the Cancun International Airport, says, “2015 is the most successful year for Cancún. Hotel occupancy has increased dramatically bringing growth of 12 percent to 13 percent. May was extraordinary.”