New Ruta Maya to the Riviera Maya
More than 4,000 tourists are arriving to Cancun and the Riviera Maya each month from an entirely new part of the globe. With the continual addition of new airline routes, Peruvian tourists have been making their way to the region for a little sun and sand.
LAN Peru, Peruvian tourism and Avianca Airlines are focusing on the Mexican Caribbean siting the main attractions for travel being sun, sea and sand followed by shopping, hiking and honeymooning.
“As part of the strategies to promote tourism in this region of Mexico, South American airlines, the Tourism Board of Mexico (CPTM) and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are working to increase the number of passengers,” reported the Secretariat Tourism of Quintana Roo (Sedetur).
In the last three years, Peru has increased its number of flights to the state of Quintana Roo with new routes to Cancun. This has encouraged the number of Peruvian passengers who arrive in search of new experiences, making it the number one destination in Latin America.
Last year LAN Peru flew more than 57,500 Peruvian visitors to the Cancun International Airport. Of those visitors, approximately 50 percent stayed in accommodations between Cancun and Puerto Morelos. During the first five months of this year, 35,600 Peruvians arrived for vacations.
South American tourism is an expanding option for travelers wanting to visit Mexico.
“Cancun’s connectivity with the world in well-known which is reflected in the growth of visitors to the region,” said Francisco Lopez Reyes, director of tourism Benito Juarez.
Beginning September10, Volaris will be adding new routes from San Jose and Costa Rica to Cancun. The new routes are being called “Ruta Maya”, which will connect other parts of Central and South America with Mexico.