CANCÚN – In the upcoming months, one of the tasks of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ) is to recover British tourism. For this, they will attend the Word Travel Market which will be held from November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, reported CPTQ General Director, Darío Flota Ocampo.
According to the official, the strategy will be be decided based on where the British government places Mexico in its travel restrictions.
He explained that every three weeks, a review is scheduled in which it is determined if the country remains on the restricted red list or that situation is to be revoked. It is at this time that it will be done.
For the aforementioned event, he said that they have requested a space in the Mexico Pavilion. Their objective is to try to reactivate the British market as it is important for the Mexican Caribbean sending approximately 400 thousand visitors a year, the top issuer of tourists from Europe.
Flota Ocampo said that usually, during in these events, they have 10 to 12 business appointments a day and there will be those there who they are interested in: British airlines and tour operators.
Referring to the summer holiday season, which has just ended, he said it did quite well. There was significant growth in the domestic and US market which, in a way, made up for the lack of Canadian and British visitors.
“We were at the occupancy limit allowed by the epidemiological traffic light. The domestic market increased by eight percent in June, and although we do not have the July figures at hand, it is understood that it also increased. We are practically at the same numbers for national and international tourism, ” he added.
The official stated the above in an interview he granted at the end of the third and last legislative report of the federal deputy, Luis Alegre Salazar.