Rodrigo Esponda can’t wait to welcome Canadians back to Los Cabos in 2022.
The managing director of Los Cabos Tourism was in Toronto during the first week of March to talk to the travel trade here about how business is not only back, but it’s better than ever.
Esponda was also in a buoyant mood as the lift out of Canada is back with virtually all of the major carriers serving the destination putting flights into the destination.
With 18,000 rooms, Esponda explained that Los Cabos is a ‘different’ destination that offers its visitors a host of activities to enjoy and is really, a destination that’s all about the experience and getting out and about to enjoy the local scene.
In 2019, Los Cabos welcomed 200,000 Canadians and while 2021 only saw about 10,000 Canadian visitors, Esponda made it clear that in 2022, capacity is back to 2019 levels, so there are good things on the horizon for the destination.
Already, there are 120,000 seats in the Canadian market, with Esponda noting that 65% of Los Cabos business from Canada comes from the western part of the country.
However, he noted that there is growth potential from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Demographically, families, groups of friends and couples are Los Cabos key markets.
All that said, Esponda is looking forward to good things in 2022.