According to Questex’s 2017 Mexico Family Travel Focus sales guide, family travel to Mexico is booming – so much so that the uptick is changing the hotel scene to attract more families. The sales guide provides insights into how travel suppliers are delivering enhanced family travel experiences, from upgraded kid’s clubs to on-premise water parks. Plus, the travel planner previews nearly 50 family-friendly hotels and resorts.
A comprehensive resorts report highlights top accommodations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Los Cabos, Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya. One major trend in lodging is a shift from three-star hotels to five-star properties.
“There’s more of a demand for upscale and luxury. The fact that Boomers are now taking their grandchildren has a lot to do with that,” reports Jack E. Richards, CEO of Pleasant Holidays.
Resorts that feature larger rooms and high-end amenities include, Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, which features two-bedroom villas and an Explorer’s Club; Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, a sprawling resort that offers 41 suites with private plunge pools; and Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences an Auberge Resort, which boasts three- and four-bedroom residences complete with full kitchens and outdoor kitchens.
In addition to a resorts report, the travel planner looks at leading activities and attractions for families. Among the top considerations are the Wildlife Connection in Puerto Vallarta, up-close dolphin tours with professional biologist, and the Jungle Tour Cancún, an exploration of Cancun’s mangroves and coral reefs via a boat and snorkeling.
Additionally, several Mexico specialists provide tips on successfully selling the destination to families. Some of the sales advice includes, adopting a thorough understanding of sites and resort offerings at the geographic region you’re selling and managing client activities so their time is well spent.