Yucatan and Quintana Roo seek to attract British tourism at WTM London 2018

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Beaches, Maya villages and archaeological zones are some of the attractions that are being promoted by the delegations of Yucatan and Quintana Roo during their participation in the International Travel Fair (World Travel Market) that takes place in London, England from the 5th to the 7th of November.

The Secretariat of Tourism of the State of Quintana Roo, in a statement, said that the United Kingdom represents the most important European market for Mexico. Trips to Mexico last approximately 13 nights and the average expense per person is 1,804 dollars (35,833 Mexican pesos at the exchange rate of November 5, 2018).

The majority of British tourists come from large cities such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool.

According to this agency, 84% of those who visit Mexico do it for vacation, 77 stay in a 4 – 5 star hotel or higher categories and 52% make their reservation with a tour operator.

A journey of three days across the enigmatic Maya archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, Uxmal, Kabah, Chichen Itza and 2 beautiful Colonial cities such as Merida and Valladolid, this tour has been created for those interested in learning more about the people who inhabit Southeastern Mexico: the Yucatan Peninsula, travel to the past and uncover the secrets of a great civilization: THE MAYA.

The holder of tourism from Quintana Roo recognized the importance of the British market for the Mexican Caribbean. In 2017, more than 473,000 English tourists were registered in the state, while in the first nine months of the current year, the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics registered more than 155,000 British tourists arriving to the Cancun airport.

Are you interested in an authentic Maya experience? This tour is for you! It’s the ultimate Maya tour, where you can visit the most Important Maya archaeological sites in Mexico. This 5 day guided complete tour take you around the Yucatan, in an amazing excursion where you can taste the unique food, know more about the culture and get some of the colorful handicrafts of the area. We will visit the most important ancient Maya cities in Mexico: Tulum, Kohunlich, Chicanna, Becan, Misol-Ha, Palenque, Edzna, Uxmal and Chichen Itza.

¨The British tourist market has a lot of experience, is mature and demanding. Currently, tour operators are trying to be more flexible, providing more and more personalized services and this is being profitable, “Marisol Venegas Pérez Quintana Roo’s State Secretary of Tourism acknowledged in that statement.


On the other hand, the secretary of tourism of Yucatan, Michelle Friedman, in an interview for the organizers of the International Travel Fair, said that the state has all the elements that new tourists seek to provide the visitor with new, original and authentic experiences.

Friedman said that with the participation of Yucatan in the fair seeks to promote tourism in lesser known cities of the state such as Valladolid and Izamal.

Are you interested in exploring the Maya World in Mexico? The Mini Yucatan Package, a two days one-night trip is your best choice! Specially designed for those people interested in knowing more about the people who live in the Southeast of Mexico of Mexico, it is a guided short tour that takes you back in time to discover a great civilization: The Maya. We will visit the city of Merida, Uxmal, Izamal and Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula.

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