Update: Isla Mujeres has now reopened to International tourists as of June 8th, 2020
The Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council has announced the reopening of the state for travel as of June 1.
According to the Yucatan Times, the Hotel Association of Cancún, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres (AHCP), in anticipation of a reopening of tourism on June 1, announced the “Come 2 Cancún” campaign to attract visitors with two-for-one hotel stays.
The Consejo de Promoción Turística de Quintana Roo (CPTQ) says that airline operations also will begin to Cancun then, which is why they are preparing a special campaign now to be launched in late May. The campaign will be aimed at reviving local tourism.
*Important Note: The reopening of tourism activities is dependent on approval of the Mexico federal government. Be sure to check with local and state authorities before traveling.
With Quintana Roo, seeing a drop in confirmed coronavirus cases, Isla Mujeres and Cancun announced an aggressive new campaign to bring visitors back to the region.
The Hotel Association of Isla Mujeres, Cancún and Puerto Morelos (AHCP), in anticipation of a reopening of tourism on June 1, announced the “Come 2 Cancún” campaign to attract visitors with two-for-one hotel stays.
Other destinations in the state could soon follow, pending approval by the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council.
More than 150 hoteliers, including representatives from Acotur, Sunset Group, Ritz Carlton hotels, Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, AM Resorts, Hilton, Quinta Real, back the digital campaign, which will also include contests on social media where winners will receive free trips to the area.
The campaign is slated to launch by the middle of May.
Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the CPTQ 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.
“Some of the airlines, through virtual meetings, that have announced they are resuming their operations at the Cancun International Airport are Air Canada, Air Transat, Delta Airlines, Copa Airlines, Air Europa, Sunwing, Southwest and Aeroméxico,” he explained noting they will begin landing in early June.
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 detailed that due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 155 area hotels had closed in the area.