As 2020 comes to a close, Los Cabos reports the recovery of nearly 80% of all travel activity. And it said that the success of its recovery is due to the destination’s strong and swift response to control the spread of COVID-19.
In March 2020, Los Cabos closed the destination for over two months to focus on the creation and implementation of health and safety measures that would allow a safe reopening for international travel.
With support from local authorities, hotels, and tourism partners, Los Cabos Tourism Board implemented a successful phased approach to reopen the destination and created the Los Cabos with Care – A Safer Way to Get Away system, which comprises safety guidelines and health protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all travellers when visiting Los Cabos.
And since it reopened on June 15, 2020, Los Cabos has seen a strong recovery in international arrivals and is projecting to close the year with 1.4 million international visitors.
In November, Los Cabos welcomed 103,000 international visitors, which is 64.3% of the visitation received the previous year, representing 50% in hotel occupancy.
Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of Los Cabos Tourism Board, explained that: “This remarkable recovery underscores the resilience of our travel industry and vote of confidence from our visitors who continue selecting Los Cabos as their preferred luxury travel destination in Mexico.”
He said that: “Our top priority is the health and well-being of our community and all visitors. Tourism is the heartbeat of Los Cabos and it’s important that as we continue navigating this challenging time, we maintain our careful approach and strict protocols to protect our community while we continue our path to recovery.”
And it is projected that Los Cabos’ momentum will continue throughout 2021. Direct flights from Canada are offered for this winter season by Air Canada and Westjet.
As of November 2020, the destination has successfully recovered 75% of its international air connectivity and Los Cabos’ private airport has also seen a significant 137% growth in arrivals of private airplanes since the destination’s reopening.
Ahead of the holidays, Los Cabos strengthened the destination’s health and safety protocols system created in partnership with Intertek Cristal to guarantee the highest standard of the travel industry.
Additionally, the airport has implemented several changes, including expanding its operational headcount to provide a more personalized service, operating transportation buses at a 35-person capacity limit representing a 50% operational level, and increasing immigration officers’ hours of service to facilitate the arrival of all international travellers and avoid waiting times while at the airport.
At each step on the way to recovery and beyond, Los Cabos has been and continues to be committed to a successful implementation of its health and safety system addressing the airport, transportation, accommodations, restaurants and bars, tour activities, the beach and the local community overall.
For more, go to www.visitloscabos.travel/industry/los-cabos-with-care .