As we pass the one-year anniversary of travel shutting down after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, most of the countries in the world are reopening and people are getting back to what they love- travelling! But, where to first?
As it stands, some international travel destinations still have their borders closed, but there is strong optimism that things will soon return to some level of normalcy. Travel advisors predicting North America, including Mexico is going to be the big winner of post-pandemic travel.
When the CDC announced that testing would be required to re-enter the US in January, the resorts in Mexico very quickly arranged on-site complimentary testing, so that we had an immediate solution for our clients which ultimately prevented a lot of cancellations.” Terri Jobe, the owner of Blue Water Travel, agreed.
“They’re doing such a great job with the COVID-19 protocols and providing safe options for our clients,” Kim Goldstein, president of Journeys Inc., told Travel Market Report. “They reopened quickly and showed the world that they had the right measures in place to keep our clients safe.
I know the trend says that most will want to do domestic trips, but I have not seen that in my bookings. Mexico, and mainly Cancun, is about 90% of my 2021 bookings,” she said. Alot of clients agree with the travel forums and facebook forums lit 🔥
“For me, Mexico is definitely the winner for post-pandemic travel.“
In the more immediate future, Mexico allows Lori Wilson’s, a travel advisor with JCo Travel, clients to avoid jumping over lots of COVID-protocol hurdles. Other Caribbean locales like Jamaica “will see a massive influx of tourists once the pandemic restrictions are reduced,” said Kerri Brewster, owner of Escapes Unlimited & Bride Tribe Travel.
“There is a pent-up demand for travel, especially beach vacations for couples or families. I think we will see a lot more Caribbean travel coming now restrictions are lifted.” “Jamaica is ready for the rebound! They’ve had some different protocols and seen a reduction in travel but we think 2021 will be the year of Jamaica,” said Travis Paquin, co-owner of 417 Travel.
Further down the pike, “late summer and fall/winter Central America is going to be busier than ever, much of the Mexico/Caribbean space will be gone and the next closest experience and competitive price will be the Costa Rica, Belize, and Panama destinations,” Tom Karnes, president and owner of La Macchia Travel Agency, told TMR.
Other advisors believe there will be a huge demand for Europe, like Lia Vincent, owner of Vincent Vacations & All Inclusive Weddings, who said: “People are itching to go back.” “People who never wanted to go before want to go even more now since they were told they can’t go. Americans are funny that way. We all wanted to go to Cuba because we were told no.
Come to Cancun x2
Mexico is already officially welcoming back international travellers with a promotion called “destination reactivation” hoping to incentivize tourists to visit from 15th June!The campaign is offered by the Hotel Associations of Cancun, Puerto Morelos & Isla Mujeres, and over hotels, resorts and business from Cancun to Cozumel in the Mexican Caribbean. #Mexico The #Come2MexicanCaribbean campaign will be promoted across various destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, ranging from Cancun to Cozumel with hotels offering two free nights for every two nights paid for by guests.
According to the Cancun Hotel Association (AHCP), the objective is to accelerate the economic and tourist recovery on the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.
#VenACANCUNX2 is a formal campaign promoted by the AHCP and we see it feasible that with the material that is ready we can launch a unique campaign coordinating the private initiative and the state and municipal governments, ”said Carlos Gosselin, member of the AHCP.
Through a statement, AHCP shared the strategy that includes offers such as:
✔︎Two free nights for every two paid nights
✔︎Refund of the plane ticket to travel with a companion
✔︎Social media contests to earn a lifetime travel certificate to Cancun
As part of the ‘Come to Cancun 2 × 1’ project, ‘pay 1 and get 2 packages’ will be promoted on many beaches of Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Cancun itself.A competition on social media is also reportedly underway which will allow entrants the chance to earn a lifetime travel certificate. Other perks on offer are two free days of car rentals for every two days paid for, free stays for up to two children when two adults book, as well as 20% off at participating theme parks, golf courses, and spas.
Congreso Medical Tourism Medico Mexico 2021
Of course this is perfect timing for the upcoming Congress for the 11th Medical Tourism Congress now confirmed for October 7 & 8 this year after ongoing delays due to covid. We are so excited to attend as the only Australian cosmetic surgery agency representing Australian and New Zealand clients.
Held in Chihuahua, Mexico this beautiful destination rises in the ranks as one of the most affordable, safe and practical destinations for international patients from all around the world. While Mexico City and Monterrey are popular holiday destinations, there are so many beautiful destinations in Mexico have so much to offer with double board-certified surgeons, world-class hospitals, and amazing hotels and resorts.
Mexico is open now it’s perfect for US clients, the Mexican Pacific is a favourite destination for medical travellers and welcomes patients from around the world.
The Year of The Mexican
What a year 2021 has been for Mexico! !!!!
✳️Canelo becomes unified super middleweight world champion after beating trash-talking Billy Joe Saunders
✳️Andrea Meza is crowned 2021 Miss Universe
✳️Ever Lopez, wore the flag, didn’t apologize, got his diploma
✳️Brandon Moreno, first Mexican national to win a UFC championship
✳️Karina Rodriguez, first Mexican to win MMA Invictus championship
✳️Checo Pérez, Formula 1 winner in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
✳️Pato O’Ward, winner of the Detroit Grand Prix and soon to be IndyCar Champion
Who is coming?