Quintana Roo will have 3 million airplane seats for the holiday season


Cancun, QR. The Easter holiday season has good expectations in Quintana Roo, with around 3 million plane seats available for March and April, which will allow better opportunities to advance economic growth.

This was announced by Governor Carlos Joaquín González, who said that with the current promotion, good hotel occupancy levels will allow for a better recovery of the economy.

He announced that for the entire year Quintana Roo will reach 15 million airplane seats, which are already confirmed.

He recalled that according to the State Secretariat of Tourism (Sedetur), the task will be to make the promotion and attention of these tourists and visitors more efficient, guaranteeing safety.

The president assured that there are also good prospects for the south, since in Chetumal, the opening of the borders with Belize has allowed a growth in land passengers. From 800 people a week coming from Belize, now the number is 4,000 a week, about 15,000 a month.

Joaquín González called for strengthening prevention measures, protocols and hygiene habits to successfully deal with this flow of tourists, for health care and thus avoid contagion of Covid-19, since tourism is the essential activity in the condition.

He recalled that being green in the State Epidemiological Traffic Light does not mean lowering one’s guard or relaxing the use of measures, on the contrary, it is necessary to seek a balance between health care and the recovery of the economy so that tourism generates benefits for all.

The head of the Executive explained that the flow of tourists by air, through the state’s airports and the connectivity that has been expanded, registered more than 200,000 passengers last week, many of them on the Miami-Chetumal flight, which grew in several percentage points.

Russian tourism

Until before the war began, more than 78,000 air seats from Russia were scheduled for 2022, of which the majority would be for Cancun, “but the war with Ukraine could affect the number of flights,” acknowledged the federal secretary. Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marques.

He added that in 2021, 75,446 Russian tourists arrived in Mexico, which means an increase of 146.1% compared to 2020.

He indicated that the economic benefit generated by the Russian market in our country in 2020 was 30 million 410,000 dollars, and in 2021 it reached 83 million 758 thousand dollars, this is an increase of 175.4 percent.

The federal secretary pointed out that the main destination of Russian tourism is through the Cancun International Airport, which in 2020 received 22,109 tourists, and by 2021 increased its participation to 60,037, which represents a growth of 159.8 percent.

The spill reached 22 million 920,000 dollars in 2020, and 66 million 651,000 dollars in 2021, this is an increase of 190.8 percent.

The governor called for strengthening prevention measures, protocols and hygiene habits to successfully deal with the flow of visitors.

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