Foreign tourism falls in Cancun and Cozumel due to the superpeso

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CANCÚN, QUINTANA ROO, 26DICIEMBRE2016.- El gobernador del estado Carlos Joaquín González recibió en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún al pasajero 21 millones. La terminal se encuentra al tope de vacacionistas. FOTO: ELIZABETH RUIZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM

According to data from airport groups such as Asur, the air terminals of Cancún Cozumel and Los Cabos received fewer foreign tourists this summer due to the superpeso, which made Mexican destinations more expensive.

In addition to the decline of the dollar against the Mexican peso, Francisco Madrid, director of the Anáhuac Tourism Research and Competitiveness Center (Cicotur), considers that other factors influenced such as the lack of promotion and news of violence in the Aztec country.

The decline in international tourists to Cancun, Los Cabos and also Puerto Vallarta continued until September, as these destinations attract more than half of these travelers.

Madrid also commented that the reopening of destinations that compete with Mexico would be another cause. “The factor that has the most impact is a return to normality of competition. “Mexico benefited greatly in 2021 and in much of 2022 from the fact that some countries remained closed, had travel restrictions or even travelers did not feel they were reliable destinations, and gained a lot of market share,” he noted, according to the same medium.

As reported by REPORTUR.mx, now with the changes by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), to the Federal Law of Rights and with the creation of the trust in favor of the Mayan Train, hoteliers have protested because they took away all the tourism promotion budget to transfer to the mega project, including the 20% that had been awarded to the National Immigration Institute. (AMLO spends the entire tourism promotion budget on the Mayan Train).

“This situation is worrying, since one of the recurring complaints from tour operators is the quality and time of attention from this body when visitors enter the country,” David Ortiz Mena, vice president of the Hotel Council of the Mexican Caribbean, noted at the time.

Source: Reportur