Air Canada will be the first airline to resume routes with flights to Cancun from Toronto and Montreal beginning in September.
CANCUN – After having been suspended for seven months, due to global restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian tourism will return to the beaches of cancun and the Riviera maya beginning in September.
According to Dario Flota Ocampo, General Director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ), Air Canada will be the first airline to return to the caribbean from the cities of Toronto and Montreal.
However, the official said, it is not yet clear how the operation of these flights will be. They anticipate that the first to travel to Cancun will be tourists who are already fully vaccinated.
“They have not yet said how they will operate, but the return of the routes has been announced. I believe it will begin for vaccinated Canadian travelers who can return home without quarantine. That I think will be the change,” he explained.
This news is extremely important, said Flota Ocampo, since Canadian travelers represent the second largest foreign market for Cancun, just below the United States of America.
According to him, from September to December, the Mexican Caribbean expects at least 100,000 travelers from that country.
“From Canada, there are more or less one million visitors a year. Half fly between January, February and March and the other half throughout the year, so these months we would be talking about 100,000 in total,” he explained.
He said that the reopening of this market, the ‘boom’ of American tourism and the mobility of thousands of national travelers predict occupations of up to 60 percent for the low season of the Mexican Caribbean and up to 70 percent by the end of the year.