Cancun Visitors Bureau records sharp increase in visitors

Cancun Visitors Bureau records sharp increase in visitors

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced global visitor numbers to Cancun increased by 7.5 per cent in 2014.

There were a total of 4,013,002 tourist arrivals at Cancun International Airport last year compared with 3,728,247 in 2013.

Every month in 2014 saw a year on year increase in arrival numbers with April and November enjoying the most dramatic surge in global visitors.

April was up 23 per cent year on year while November was up 19 per cent year on year.

Domestic and International visitor numbers to the city were both up with the total number of foreign tourists coming to Cancun reaching 2,620,914 in 2014, up eight per cent on 2013. Europeans accounted for 202,276 arrivals in 2014, up two per cent year on year with UK tourists making up the lions-share of this number with 93,049 Brits holidaying in Cancun.

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In 2014 UK visitors took advantage of the excellent air links to Cancun with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways operating direct flights from London Gatwick.

British Airways offer three direct flights a week while Virgin Atlantic customers can choose from two direct flights a week.

Last year also saw Thomas Cook and Thomson operate their own direct regional services to Cancun.

The CVB attributes the growth in tourism numbers to a plethora of new hotel and attraction openings, increased flight connectivity and to Cancun’s growing reputation as a first class holiday destination for service and quality.

In 2014 the CVB worked closely with its partners in the UK to highlight Cancun’s family product, vibrant nightlife and fascinating cultural sites.

It will continue to promote these key messages in 2015 and will also strive to highlight Cancun’s burgeoning events calendar, enviable gastronomy scene and world class shopping and spa facilities.