Germany is a major tourist market for Cancun, Riviera Maya
As the area continues to grow and flourish economically, more and more Europeans are making their way to Cancun and the Riviera Maya. A part of the increase in European visitors is likely due to the constantly increasing number of direct flights being offered from major European cities.
One country taking full advantage of these new direct flights is Germany. It appears that 85 percent of Europeans landing at the Cancun International Airport lately are those of German decent.
According to the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau, “Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf are the major cities from which visitors are arriving. They are also the major cities without direct air connection to Cancun,” yet Germans are making their way to Cancun in record numbers.
The countries of Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands border Germany and are utilizing the German flight options to reach Cancun.
By December, there will be two additional direct flights offered from Germany to Cancun. Beginning November 8, direct flights from Region Cologne / Bonn via SunExpress will bring passengers to terminal two. Earlier this year, Lufthansa announced that on December 8, they will begin offering direct flights from Frankfurt to the Cancun International Airport.
Germany is the fourth largest European tourism market for Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The Association of Hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos (AHC) says that in the first three months of this year, approximately 4,300 passengers from Germany arrived in Cancun. Of these arrivals, the largest numbers came from Munich, Hamburg and Dusseldorf with the average visitor staying for eight days.
Other European markets continue to grow including Spain with an increase of 1.1% over 2014, England with a 2.9% increase, France with a growth rate of 9.5%, visitors from the Netherlands grew by 205.2% and the largest growth was seen by Portugal with a 433.1% increase in visitors over the last year.