Los Cabos maintains a steady pace on the road to tourism recovery

The Los Cabos Tourism Trust (FITURCA) reports a constant pace in the tourist recovery of the destination. June saw a 24 percent increase in the influx of domestic and international passengers to the San José del Cabo airport compared to the same period in 2019. The airport received just over 300,000 new visitors who enjoyed the wide range of activities and luxury accommodation offered by this destination. offers

The positive inertia in visitor arrivals during the first half of the year is due to an outstanding growth of 21.7 percent in domestic tourist arrivals (102,300 passengers) and 25.2 percent in international flight passengers ( 198,600). These figures register an increase of approximately 18,300 and 40,000, respectively, compared to the same period in 2019.

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Additionally, during June the arrival of 8,725 international tourists through private aviation was registered, which represents an increase of 87 percent compared to 2019.

It should be noted that, in the accumulated from January to June, Los Cabos registered an increase in the arrival of national passengers of 34 percent compared to 2019, mainly from Mexico City (50 percent), Guadalajara (13.5 percent) and Tijuana (19.1 percent). As for passengers flying from the United States, there was an increase of 22 percent, originating in Los Angeles (23 percent), Dallas (16 percent) and Phoenix (14.7 percent). There was also a positive trend in private flight arrivals, at 81 percent.

“The results achieved during this period are derived from three axes that have allowed Los Cabos to maintain this constant pace in its recovery: 1) continuous attention and monitoring of the implementation of health security protocols that give visitors confidence to enjoy the destination, 2) constant communication to inform about the wide range of tourism and services that we have, and 3) innovation in the range of activities and accommodation, which based on current travel trends, positions us as an attentive destination and receptive to the needs of the new traveler,” said Rodrigo Esponda, general director of the Los Cabos Tourism Trust.

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Regarding the hotel activity, the average rate maintained its growth, standing at $417, $147 more (+54 percent), and a RevPAR of $317; that is, $128 more (+67 percent) compared to 2019.

Los Cabos has been characterized as a safe destination. According to the most recent exit survey, the perception of travelers on this topic remains favorable during the month of June. This shows positive results in the rates of tourists who repeat their visit to the destination and present an increase of 4 percent (43 percent) compared to the same period in 2019.

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During June, the arrival of 8,725 international tourists through private aviation was registered, which represents an increase of 87% compared to 2019.

Regarding growth estimates from July to December, Los Cabos maintains its development expectations by programming additional air seats in more than 52 percent for the domestic market, with Mexico City, Guadalajara and Tijuana as the main emitters, followed by Monterrey. . In the international market, led by the United States, 1.18 million additional seats are expected to be scheduled, an increase of 40.3 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

In short, with the entry into operation of the first direct flight Madrid-Los Cabos, operated by Iberojet, an increase in the attraction of Spanish and European visitors is also expected. This strategy will allow the development of these markets, for which 4,000 seats have been scheduled for the remaining months of the year, thus expanding the destination’s incursion into new markets.

Through the tourism promotion actions led by FITURCA, in collaboration with industry players and local authorities, the second half of 2022 will be a crucial moment to achieve this critical objective that will strengthen the position of Los Cabos among travelers from high purchasing power, as one of the main luxury destinations in Mexico.

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