CANCUN WAS THE SECOND MOST VISITED DESTINATION IN THE WORLD IN 2021

Cancun is ending the year on a high after being announced as the second most popular destination in the world for 2021.

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Mexican Caribbean beat Paris and New York

Cancun is ending the year on a high after being announced as the second most popular destination in the world for 2021.

The classification is derived from a statistical report compiled by Forward Keys, which tracks airline and tourism trends in real time.

 

 

 

The top 20 is an insightful look at what has been a turbulent year for the tourism industry. Although drastically more successful than 2020, when the sector virtually shut down for a year, the absence of some typically high-ranking countries and the rise of others could be a glimpse of years to come. It remains to be seen if many of the destinations, including Cancun, can capitalize on the growth shown this year.

CANCUN AMONG THE TOP 20 IN 2019

Cancun trailed Dubai, which successfully held its top spot since 2019. Its important role as a business hub combined with an ever-growing leisure tourism industry has enabled it to have a stronger year than most since its reopening in August 2020. XNUMX. Low infection numbers and high vaccination rates make the Middle Eastern destination a good choice for many travelers.


But Cancun didn't even appear in the top twenty in 2019, and its meteoric rise has put it at the center of the tourism industry worldwide.

The state of Quintana Roo expects 6.1 million tourists in the first four months of 2022. That's a lot of people, even when distributed throughout the state.

Hotels anticipate nearly 100% capacity during the winter season, which means you could be struggling for space at the resort bar. Expect the beaches to be extremely busy and the restaurants to be firing on all cylinders during your stay there.

IT WILL BE FULL

NEW HOTELS ARE EMERGING

With the massive increase in tourism, the big hotel brands are seeing the potential for new accommodations in the region. Hilton just returned to Cancun after a ten-year absence, and is planning another seven properties in the next year and a half, ranging from high-end luxury all-inclusives to budget hotels.

FLIGHTS ARE RUNNING FROM EVERYWHERE

In the US, airlines are launching domestic routes like flies. If you live in a small city in the US, it will probably be easier to fly to Cancun than to some nearby hubs.

Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but major airlines like American and Delta are lining up their sights on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. Budget airline Frontier, however, is leading the charge, adding flights from across the US.

European airlines like Aeroflot and Iberia have also added itineraries to Cancun, with some big hubs like Barcelona offering daily flights to the city. Cancun airport has broken its own record for daily operations four times in the last week.

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