State of Quintana Roo wins tourist awards for sixth year running
The world-renowned beach destination of Cancun came out on top last week during the World Travel Awards in London, England.
State governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, walked away with three of the organization’s prestigious awards, which was granted for the sixth consecutive year.
Jamie Taylor, vice president of the World Travel Awards, honored Borge with three awards including Best Beach Destination, Best Tourist Destination and Best Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
“These awards give us another step ahead in the international consolidation of Cancun as a global brand and are a source of great pride for the state,” Borge said.
This year marked the 36th World Travel Market in London. Roberto Borge said that it was satisfying to see the growing interest the British market has in Quintana Roo as a tourist destination. He went on to say that the awards were obtained with the full support of Enrique Peña Nieto and the Federal Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, who promote continuous improvements in the tourist industry.
He explained that thanks to programs and strategies, Quintana Roo has been successfully promoted to attract countless productive businesses that benefit Mexico. The initative of the government opened the opportunity to show British society the cultural heritage of Quintana Roo and the diversity of the tourist attractions in places such as Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Cozumel as well as the “magic towns” of Isla Mujeres and Tulum. Other places like Bacalar, Holbox and the Maya Zone were also included in the promotion of the region.
Roberto Borge said that after the awards, the state of Quintana Roo will have a widespread presence across Europe, which will help to attract more European visitors to Quintana Roo and Mexico in general.