May 6, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurates the 39th Tianguis Turístico Quintana Roo 2014 today in Cancún. The Tianguis is Mexico’s leading Travel Fair and one of the most important events in the world tourism calendar.
From May 6 to 9, delegates for 784 companies from more than 60 countries are gathering in Cancún to meet hoteliers, travel agents and tourism representatives from the Mexican Caribbean and from the country’s many other famous destinations. The event will be attended by 8,000 people and has already broken records in terms of the number of exhibitors and appointments made. It is expected to boost the number of visitors to Mexico considerably and bring new flights and travel business to Cancún and the Mexican Caribbean.
The Tianguis showcases Mexico’s endless tourist attractions, from spectacular shorelines, breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife to ancient cultures, colonial cities, cuisine, fiestas, rich traditions and legendary hospitality. All its 32 states are represented and the offering of natural, historical and cultural attractions on display is spectacular, showing that Mexico is a world of unforgettable adventures with something for everyone.
The Tianguis meetings are taking place at the Lakam Business Center en route to Puerto Morelos and Xcaret, Moon Palace Arena, Cancún, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Bacalar among others are also hosting Tianguis events.
Royal Resorts and Grand Residences are proud to be participating in the Tianguis. Grand Residences is hosting a cocktail on May 8 for tour operators and travel agents, Mexican tourism representatives and members of the press.
The Tianguis also coincides with the 40th anniversary of FONATUR, the Federal agency that developed Cancún, Mexico’s first master-planned resort, and still oversees the landscaping and infrastructure. During his Cancún visit, President Pena Nieto will also inaugurate Malecón Tajamar, a lagoonside boulevard, which will be additional attraction for visitors and local people alike.
Welcome to all travel industry representatives attending the Tianguis.

Visitor Numbers to Mexico Increasing
The Bank of Mexico reported that the country welcomed 4.5 million international visitors in January and February, a 15.3 percent increase on the same period in 2013.
In Cancún and the Riviera Maya, the gateway to Mexico, visitor numbers are also up. The latest study published by the Cancún Hotel Association reports 753,157 visitors in the first two months of the year, 9.4 percent more than the same period last year. More than four million tourists visited Cancún in 2013, 1.2 million more than in 2012 and hotel occupancy registered from January to September 2013 was up 13.4 percent on 2012.
Online travel agency Orbitz has reported that Cancún is the number one summer destination requested by its US customers in 2014.

More Flights
One of the topics being discussed during the Tianguis is air travel and the need for new international flights to Cancún, Mexico City and other major destinations and also more domestic flights linking the many regions of this vast country to enable visitors to explore further. Southeast Mexico would benefit from new air routes and improved highways linking its many attractions so that more tourists could discover the wonders of the Maya World.

Discover Mexico at Malecón Tajamar
Catch a glimpse of the many colors and traditions of Mexico at Malecón Tajamar, Cancún’s new lagoonside boulevard on May 7 and 8. As part of the Tianguis program of events, many of Mexico’s states are participating in a cultural event showcasing their cuisine, handicrafts, music and dance, open 6-10:30 p.m., admission free.
The access to Malecón Tajamar is opposite the Malecón Las Americas shopping mall in Downtown Cancún.