Yucatán Maintains Push Toward Tourism Reactivation

Merida, Mexico
Merida, Mexico // Photo by CampPhoto/Getty Images via Newscred

The relaunch of air routes in and out of the State of Yucatán by Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris and the opening of Mérida hotel Wayam Mundo Imperial are two of the latest developments in the state tourism board’s activation of its three-phase Tourism Recovery Plan. The plan encompasses health care, preservation of the tourist offers—with more than 29 million Mexican pesos ( approximately $1.3 million) in loans granted to sector workers—and market reactivation.

The Wayam Mundo Imperial, located in Yucatán’s historical capital city, opened its doors July 23 with a new program called “Imperial Clean,” which implements the highest-quality cleaning and disinfection standards in order to maintain a protective environment. This boutique hotel has 52 suites, a swimming lane and a rooftop bar, along with urban design and sustainable innovation. Wayam Mundo Imperial is the first hotel of its kind in Yucatán state, as it is in the initial phase of obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, an international standard of recognition for building sustainability.

A 50 percent discount promotion on reservations made before August 31 will be available due to its recent opening, with the promotion valid until January 2021.

Volaris, the airline with the largest number of routes and seat numbers to Yucatán, will see a 109 percent increase in its operations in August. The carrier will connect the state directly with four destinations and will offer 10,000 seats with fares starting around $42 U.S. In August, Volaris will reactivate its Mérida-Monterrey, Mérida-Guadalajara and Mérida-Tijuanaroutes—being the only airline to operate the latter route—connecting Yucatán with four domestic hubs, including Mexico City.

The state has a wide variety of attractions, including picturesque cities, exquisite gastronomy, white sand beaches, archaeological history and more.

Good to know: Yucatán has received certifications for its good sanitary practices in the tourism industry, among those are the “Certification of Good Sanitary Practices,” approved in joint venture with the state of Quintana Roo; the “Safe Travels” stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and, recently, the “Punto Limpio’ designation announced by the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico

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