Canadian tourism doubles its presence in Quintana Roo
The arrival of Canadian tourists to the Mexican Caribbean practically doubled in the first quarter of this year, with an increase of 90.5% over 2022, leaving far behind the figures of the first quarter of 2021, when only 14,81 thousand 81 of these tourists arrived in Quintana Roo.
During the first quarter of 2023, the Mexican Caribbean received 498,688.68 Canadian tourists. The same period last year was 261,333.
The first three months of the year are the high season for the market that comes to Mexican Caribbean destinations to escape the cold.
An additional 236,735 tourists arrived in the first quarter. On an annual basis, before the pandemic, 1.2 million people arrived. Last year, the influx was lower, with 971 thousand travelers from Canada.
In 2021, the destination registered the arrival of only 14 thousand 81 travelers, a drastic drop after the Canadian government imposed severe restrictions on those leaving that country, as part of its protective measures against COVID-19 infections.
Quintana Roo’s air connectivity is already with 18 cities. Until November 2021, only three cities were connected, which had a great impact on the promotion and arrival of visitors.
On May 9, a new route was inaugurated between Quintana Roo and Canada. The flight is between Cozumel and Montreal, through Air Canada, which will have a weekly frequency until August 9th.