Spain to Cancun tourism continues to increase
One of the fastest growing tourist markets for the Cancun / Riviera Maya region has been Spain, according to the Tourism Board of Mexico. In the last two years, more than 300,000 Spaniards have made their way to the local sun and sandy beaches, making them one of the largest Eurozone markets for the Mexican Caribbean.
Javier Aranda Pedrero, regional director for the European Tourism Board of Mesico, says that there was a very noticeable increase in Spanish travel from 2014 and that figures reflect an increase of 10 percent. The large increase in numbers shows that Spain has experienced a recovery from 2014, allowing more than 300,000 Spainards to enjoy the Riviera Maya in 2015. Expressed interest from tour operators in the region has grown significantly as they book holiday packages with local tour companies.
Last year, the Riviera Maya also saw an increase in Portuguese visitors. This is likely due to the two weekly flights that were added last year, offering flights from Lisbon to Cancun. Tourism officials are now hoping that other countries such as England and Germany will take advantage of the addition of connecting flights to Cancun throughout Europe.
Mexico tourism officials have become regular promoters at the various Ferias Internacional de Turismo (International Tourism Fairs), the last of which was held this week in Spain.