Sun, sea and sand calling your name?
It is when it’s free! There’s an array of incentives flying around at the moment in a bid to encourage people to travel again, as economies across the globe (particular those of popular tourist spots) face difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, following in the footsteps of Sicily, who were the first to offer up an incredible deal with the hopes of attracting tourists again, Mexico is now gearing up to re-open to international tourists again between June 8-10 (according to the Governor of Quintana Roo) – and with it comes a huge campaign offering up amazing deals for potential travellers.
The brand new campaign is set to offer generous deals to tourists, with hotels reportedly set to offer two nights free for every two nights booked, or a free stay for children when two adults book a room. Not only that, but tourists could also be offered perks such as two days free for every two days booked with rental cars, free meals, and discounts on attractions such as theme parks and spas. The campaign is based on the number two, with over 200 firms reportedly involved ahead of its launch on June 15, Mirror Online reports.
For those who fancy casting their sights a bit further than Cancun, other Mexican destinations such as Tulum, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres are expected to take part, too, helping rebuild tourism for each tourist hotspot. According to local reports, around three-quarters of businesses involved are hotels.
Speaking of the initiative to local media, Oliver Reinhart, CEO of Mexican firm Atelier de Hoteles said: “In the face of this atypical situation, we had to react to maintain our spectacular destinations in the forefront of tourists’ minds.
“This is why we proposed the implementation of a disruptive idea and creation of a campaign of great impact. We are convinced the formula to reactivate tourism is working together”
Continuing: “The campaign is not about cheating the destination to a two for one. Cancun is worth what it is. If it’s now available at a cheaper price take advantage of it because it’s not going to last forever.”
Borders across the world are beginning to open with no quarantine rules in place on arrival, however, the UK government currently does not permit non-essential international travel under the current lockdown restrictions.