On Road From Tianguis


Press Today’s Ian Stalker reports that the man who oversees the Mexico Tourism Board’s Quebec office is welcoming upcoming Air Canada rouge service between Montreal and Mexico City.

Manuel Montelongo told Baxter Travel Media that the carrier will begin five-times-a-week service between the Mexican and Quebec cities in early May, which is “amazing news” for Mexico City’s tourism trade.

Mexican tourism officials have long been encouraging Canadians not to limit their Mexican vacations to beach destinations.

Montelongo acknowledged during Mexico’s tourism show Tianguis last week that huge Mexico City can be “intimidating” for some but added it has a huge number of museums, art galleries, restaurants and historical sites that those who enjoy different cultures will appreciate.

Its Latin ambiance will be appreciated by Quebecers, he continued.

Air Canada rouge’s service will see it competing against AeroMexico, which is now flying the Montreal-Mexico City route.

AeroMexico in turn has just announced that it will begin Toronto-Mexico City service in early May, which Air Canada now offers.

AeroMexico is also talking about linking Vancouver and Mexico City before the year’s out.