Quintana Roo strengthens touristic bond with Great BritainBy Andrea Hablutzel Pelayo
British diplomats visit Riviera Maya
As part of the diplomatic work to strengthen the commercial and touristic relationship between Great Britain and Quintana Roo, on Tuesday June 21st the state secretary of Tourism, Raul Andrade Angulo was host to the Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Tourism Minister, accompanied by the British Ambassador, Duncan Taylor.
During the trip to Tulum’s archeological zona the diplomats met and enjoyed the cultural and gastronomical wealth of the place, and got to hear about the history of the Maya remains from certified tourist guides.
Raul Andrade Angulo indicated that for the Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, it is fundamental to continue working on setting the bases in touristic matters to maintain Quintana Roo as the leader in touristic matters on a national level as well as in Latin America that it is today.
The British market has had a sustained growth in the last years of around 2%. During 2015, 413 thousand 941 British tourists visited the state, from which 111 thousand 171 vacationed in Cancun and 302 thousand 770 in the Riviera Maya.
After the English Consulate was inaugurated in Cancun, bonds were tightened to make the relationship in touristic and commercial matters, stronger; this represents currently the main touristic market from Europe to Quintana Roo, followed by the Spain, German, Italian and French markets.
Andrade Angulo added that the importance in this market for the state lies mainly in the fact that the average stay is of 15 nights and has a approximated 2 thousand 900 euro spending range, which makes them high spending tourists. The Secretary of Tourism added that the main cities that travel the most are London, Birmingham and Glasgow.
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