NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- El Cid Vacations Club notes that 2016 and 2017 are set to be good years for Mexico's top resorts. A full slate of international flights restarts in mid-October and continues throughout the busy winter season. Visitor numbers are expected to increase this year compared to 2015/2016. All of the nation's top resort destinations saw healthy increases in the number of tourists from last year to this year, particularly Riviera Maya Mazatlán and Cozumel.
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Mazatlán's tourism industry is thriving with a rediscovery of the city as a center of culture, entertainment and seaside fun for international visitors from the U.S., Canada, Europe and elsewhere. Cancun, the nation's most active resort locale, is already on pace to see upwards of 5 million visitors this year, according to El Cid Vacations Club.
One of the contributing factors in the uptick in tourist travel to Mexico is the easing of flight restrictions between Mexico and the U.S. With newly competitive fares and more daily flight times, travelers are opting for a vacation in Mexico in greater numbers than ever.
El Cid Vacations Club notes that many cities in Mexico that had no international airline service at all are now in the game, with Delta, Sunwing, Southwest and Vacation Express opening up routes to numerous Mexico destinations from Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, and British Columbia.
Several of Mexico's primary travel destinations, Cancun in particular, are planning more attractions, hotels and restaurants to accommodate the increase in tourism that has resulted from the additional flights. Cancun's beaches, general geographic beauty, and opulent waters are a big draw for travelers from all over the world, while Cozumel and Mazatlán offer similar advantages and a bit of old-world charm to boot.
El Cid Vacations Club notes that Cancun is a case in point when it comes to Mexico's healthy travel industry. Indeed, the city saw a five percent overall increase in visitors from the U.S. between January and May of 2016. That increase helped total U.S. visitors exceed the milestone 1 million mark at 1,058,000.
In all of Mexico's resort destinations, visitors from the U.S., Great Britain, Argentina, Brazil, Columbia and Canada have been returning to the country year after year in greater numbers. Now that important airline regulations are more lax, Mexico expects to see an all-round increase in tourism for all of its primary resort cities. El Cid Vacations Club highly recommends a winter trip to any of Mexico's resort destinations.
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November 12, 2016 00:00 ET (05:00 GMT)