The President of the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya, Conrad Bergwerf described as sensationalist the news transmitted by a Canadian program and stressed that Canadian tourism continues to arrive at the destination and consolidates as the third most important market by the number of visitors.
A few days before the start of the Easter holiday season, the leader of the hoteliers of the Riviera Maya said that this is a safe and attractive destination to visit for national and international tourism, including the Canadian market that is consolidated as its third principal issuer of visitors, only behind the United States and Mexico. He agreed with the point made by the Consul of Canada in the Mayan Riviera, Leon Lajeunesse about the climate of confidence and confidence experienced by Canadian tourists during their stay in Playa del Carmen and its surroundings.
"The tour operators are still betting on the destination, they are the first to be aware of the safety of their tourists. The government of Canada also considers it safe for its citizens to visit Quintana Roo by not issuing any travel warning so far."
According to the most recent statistics of the AHRM, Canadian tourism represents almost 14 percent of visitors who arrive in the Riviera Maya, only behind the United States, which represents 34 percent and the national, with the 19 percent.
According to the Tourist Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Canadian tourism was one of the markets that grew the most in 2018, registering 1.1 million visitors, which represented an increase of 8 percent over the previous year, and a 52 percent of these travelers were repeating visitors to the Mexican Caribbean.