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Canadian market leads recovery of Mexican Caribbean tourism

By Tribune Travel

July 12, 2023

Quintana Roo continues to lead the world in tourism as a top destination. The number of tourists has grown since the year’s beginning. Currently, 124 cities are connected to the Mexican Caribbean, including 40 in the United States, 21 in Latin America, 20 in Europe, 20 in Canada, and 23 in Mexico.

In comparison to 2022, the Canadian market’s recovery experienced a significant uptick from January to April 2023. The first four months saw a total of 629,822 Canadian passengers, up 68.4% from the corresponding period in 2022.

An increase of 14.5% was seen in the number of international passengers landing in Quintana Roo. From January to April of 2023, the number of people increased to over 3.8 million from 3.3 million in the same time in 2022.

Domestic travelers saw a 19.6% increase from January to April 2022 to January to April 2023, going from 1.5 million to 1.8 million passengers.

Other statistics from the state indicate an increase in visitors to archaeological zones. In comparison to the same period in 2022, visits rose by 32.2% from January to April 2023. Visitors increased from 607,579 to 803,034 in number.

The activity on cruise ships has also increased. 618 cruise ships arrived between January 1 and June 25 of this year, which is 10.4% more than during the same period in 2022 with a 73.3 percent increase in passengers so far this year. According to projections, 1,150 ships carrying 3,808,445 passengers will arrive in 2023.

Federal routes have seen an increase in ferry traffic. Between January and June, traffic on the Cozumel – Playa del Carmen route increased by 16.4%. More than 1.5 million people traveled on the Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres route during that time, an increase in passengers of 11.5%.

According to the Anahuac Tourism Research and Competitiveness Center (Cicotur), even though air travel to Cancun increased significantly in the United States, Colombia, Brazil, and United Kingdom markets between March and May of this year compared to the same months in 2022.





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