10/02/2014Cancun Prepares for a Very Busy Spring Travel Season

With travelers from around the world seeking refuge from the cold winter, Cancun’s year-round warm climate is the ideal location for spring travel. As the most popular international destination for American travelers and a top selection for Canadian visitors, Cancun’s white-sand beaches, culturally-immersive experiences, world-renowned gastronomy and thrilling adventure offerings make this seaside retreat a must-visit locale for spring.

During the first long weekend of the year, which celebrated Constitution Day, hotel occupancy in Cancun was a whopping 95%, compared to 80% last year. In 2013, Cancun welcomed more than 4.6 million visitors, and spring 2014 looks to be one of the most in-demand time periods in recent years, with an expected 44,000 – 50,000 visitors to arrive this season.

“The Cancun of today is evolving before our very eyes. Now, more than ever, experiential variety defines Cancun’s appeal,” said Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Beyond the destination’s renowned turquoise waters and white sand beaches, Cancun’s history-rich attractions, soul-satisfying gastronomy, luxurious diversions, alluring properties of all shapes and sizes and international events come together to create a melting pot like no other. Our year-round, warm climate coupled with the city’s palpable energy beckons travelers from around the world, and this spring we look forward to welcoming back past visitors and inviting new guests to experience firsthand why Cancun continues to be the leading destination for U.S. travelers of all walks of life.”

Tourists can rest assured the destination takes every precaution to ensure the utmost in security for all its visitors. Cancun will be increasing security presence as well as the number of lifeguards and beach patrols in the popular Hotel Zone to ensure a safe and memorable vacation.

As one of North America’s preferred destinations for spring vacation, Cancun encourages visitors to keep the following tips in mind to ensure a flawless vacation:

• Keep passports in a safe place
• Drive responsibly, and never under the influence of alcohol
• Life jackets are mandatory in certain water activities such as snorkeling
• Pay attention to lifeguard warnings and beach flag notifications

Cancun boasts an enviable safety record that keeps families, couples and singles returning year after year. Tourists heading to Cancun this spring should not miss the Jungle Maya Adventure Park by Alltournative that will open February 8 and the third annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival taking place March 13 – 16.

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About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline completed a $71 million dollar makeover in 2010 that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovate the Hotel Zone’s seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the islands of the Mexican Caribbean, which include: Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Contoy. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines the very best in luxury, nature, historical Mayan culture, glamour, and world-class amenities with seductive adventure offerings and an up-and-coming gastronomy scene.

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