Mexico is a unique product for any tourist.
How to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), where you can swim in the company of real whale sharks, and what types of recreation do Russian tourists in Mexico like in general, says Elena Laseeva, manager of the Latin American department of KMP Group …
Mexico is a unique product for any tourist.
– IT IS ACCEPTED TO CONSIDER THAT MEXICO FOR RUSSIANS IS STILL NOT A COMPLETE COUNTRY INTO THE TOURISM PLAN. IS THERE ANY POSITIVE DYNAMICS FOR THIS DIRECTION IN OUR COMPANIES? DO RUSSIANS, ONE-TIME IN MEXICO, ARE DIFFERENT, RETURN THERE AGAIN?
– Of course, Mexico is full of mysteries. From the point of view of tourism – in its own way a unique direction with plenty of opportunities for any vacationer. This is a whole set of stunning natural beauties, unique monuments of history, relics. Mexico is loved by noisy groups of young people, the newlyweds.
Mexico is loved by noisy companies of young people
Here you can experience unique contrasts – enjoy the landscape around the hotel, then go on a trip to the ancient cities of Maya, you can swim in the underground karst lakes, arrange a fascinating jeep safari in any of the many local reserves.
Mexico began to become more and more popular among Russians after several years ago a large-scale charter program, aimed at connoisseurs of bright holidays, began to work in this area. Since then, many tourists have fallen in love with this country and are happy to come back here year after year. For our part, we are helping everyone in every way to find new opportunities for recreation in Mexico.
– WHAT IS YOUR NEAREST PLANS FOR THE FUTURE WINTER PERIOD IN THE TURPOTOUS VOLUME PLAN?
– It is difficult to cite specific figures, especially at this moment, when there is a rather weak selection of flight programs in this area. Most of our clients try to select proven airlines and their flight comfort is their priority. KMP Group recently concluded a number of agreements with prominent hotel chains – Iberostar, Melia, Barcelo. We also offer transfers and quality excursions.
This season we plan to hold a special promotion to motivate agencies and clients directly. It will be “October – month of Mexico”, and we expect good results.
– WHAT MOST OF ALL, INTERESTS YOUR CUSTOMERS IN MEXICO? EXCURSIONS, BEACHFRONT, COMBINED PROGRAMS? WHICH HOTELS WILL RUSSIANS GIVE PREFERENCE?
– The most popular product is a combined vacation in Yucatan with a wide excursion program.
Holidays in Yucatan
We offer educational, entertainment, sports and other programs. Logistics are fairly well established in this part of the country, in the immediate vicinity there are ancient cities, natural parks, the resorts of Playa del Carmen and Cancun with a developed infrastructure.
In terms of accommodation, we offer a variety of options – in addition to regular hotels 3-5 *, tourists can choose eco-hotels, apartments, original boutique space. Eco-hotels, by the way, are becoming increasingly popular with those who like to practice yoga.
Especially for the most inquisitive and active, we have created several very rich programs, including a beach holiday, and inspection of the brightest attractions. Statistics show that Russian tourists prefer first-line hotels with an all-inclusive system.
– A few words about event tourism? Are such products in demand?
– Yes, our company actively recommends to clients bright, interesting and colorful events taking place in the country. This is definitely a celebration of the Day of the Dead, the Day of the spring equinox in the city of Chichen Itza, the opportunity to swim with whale sharks from May to September.
Celebration of the Day of the Dead
Day of the spring equinox in Chichen Itza
Swim with whale sharks
Tourists mostly try to build vacation dates in Mexico, based on ticket prices, season, exchange rate, and after all this they are looking at interesting events.
– WHAT FROM SIGHTSEEING IN MEXICO ATTRACTS RUSSIANS MORE THAN EVERYTHING?
– The main thing is, of course, the ruins of the ancient cities of the indigenous tribes that once inhabited these lands. This is the archaeological complex “Palenque”, a relatively recently discovered city of Ekbalam, “City of the Gods” – Teotihuacan, the already mentioned city of Chichen Itza.
Archaeological complex “Palenque”
“City of Gods” – Teotihuacan
Also many of our tourists flock to Yucatan with its underground lakes.
Yucatan with its underground lakes
Especially these places like divers. Of interest is the park Shkaret, boat trips to the Island of Women.
Island of Women
– WHAT ARE THE NEW YEAR MEETING OPTIONS IN MEXICO DO YOU OFFER? DO YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKING FOR THE WINTER PERIOD?
– Yes, many of our clients prefer to celebrate New Year on the beaches of the Riviera Maya.
Riviera Maya Beaches
We can already speak of a distinct increase in demand for long-term placements – a month or more.