Cancun And Mayan Riviera To Reopen 01JUN

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

The Quintana Roo Tourism Board has announced the reopening of the state for travel as of 01JUN, according to RivieraMayaNews.

The tourism board says that airline operations – including Air Canada, Air Transat and Sunwing flights – are also expected to recommence around that time, which is why they are preparing a special campaign aimed at reviving local tourism to be launched in late May. 

Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board, said that airlines from Canada, the United States and Europe have already confirmed their arrivals to the Mexican Caribbean, which initially is expected to consist mainly of convention and wedding tourism.

The announcement of the arrival of flights has also promoted the opening of online reservation systems for area hotels. The Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres said that 155 hotels are now accepting reservations for dates after 01JUN.

Area attractions including theme parks will also reopen. Last month, large attractions including Grupo Xcaret, Dolphin Discoveries, Coco Bongo locations and Ventura Amusement Park announced their temporary closures due to the virus.

In a news statement, the Quintana Roo Tourism Board said that restoring direct air connectivity to Quintana Roo's three international airports in Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal will be among the top priorities.

"In parallel to this effort, all members of the industry will be made aware of the destination’s readiness to receive visitors and the enhanced health and hygiene protocols in place across the state and the locations frequented by tourists," said the statement.

According to the release, discussions with local and international tourism stakeholders have revealed a "high degree of enthusiasm" for collaborating in a united promotional campaign for a speedy recovery, adding that they have all expressed confidence that both international and national tourists will consider the Mexican Caribbean a safe and attractive destination to visit once travel restrictions are lifted.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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