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Why Cancun Will Be Among The Top Tourist Destinations On Earth In 2024

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Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are smashing record after record when it comes to travel.

The stunning coastal hotspot is home to a massive number of award-winning luxury resorts and some of the world’s best beaches.

aerial view of a white sand beach in cancun with resorts

But in 2024, the crown jewel of the Mexican Caribbean is set to further strengthen its position as a leading hub for international travel.

New groundbreaking infrastructure projects such as the Maya Train and Tulum International Airport are placing the Mexican Caribbean on the world map more than ever.

luxury resorts along the beach in cancun

With that in mind, here’s a look at why Cancun will once again top the charts as a leading destination for travel in 2024.

Cancun Poised To Have Another Record-Breaking Year For Tourism In 2024

2023 was a resounding success for Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean in terms of its international popularity. In summer, millions of travelers flocked to the coastal hub to enjoy its splendid white-sand beaches and award-winning luxury resorts.

But in 2024, the sun-soaked destination, along with other coastal hotspots in the Mexican Caribbean, are due to have their best year on record for tourism. From dominating the recent World Travel Awards to outranking other hotspots in Mexico, the Mexican Caribbean has what it takes to continue growing even more.

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The Maya Train is one of the biggest factors behind Quintana Roo’s expected growth. Although only a small section of the multi-billion infrastructure project has officially opened, the full launching of the railway system in early 2024 will undoubtedly attract more travelers.

The upshot is that millions of visitors will be able to access dozens of hidden gems across the Yucatan peninsula; from Chichen Itzá’s age-old beauty to remote national parks, the Maya Train will revolutionize travel in the popular region.

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Meanwhile, the Maya Train will massively increase the popularity of several off-the-beaten-path destinations in southern Quintana Roo, including Chetumal and Bacalar, both of which have their own Maya Train station. 

The brand new Tulum International Airport is another factor that is set to help the Mexican Caribbean soar further in popularity. With a capacity for up to 5 million passengers per year, the innovative airport is attracting huge international attention.

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And with Tulum slated to become one of the trendiest hubs for travelers, a handful of airlines have already announced new routes to the airport. Next year, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and American Airlines will all operate nonstop flights to the sunny destination, enabling millions more to travel to the spectacular cultural and historical region.

The Mexican Caribbean is also making strides in bolstering safety for millions of visitors thanks to record investments in law enforcement and high-tech equipment. Although the region continues to see high levels of petty crime and corruption, new efforts are underway to improve safety.

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Growing arrival figures mean that hotels and resorts in Cancun will have to step up their game to meet the needs of travelers.

Fortunately, visitors can find an unbeatable selection of spectacular properties and an even more impressive list of new resorts.

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From Hyatt’s new Grand Cancun property to the award-winning Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, visitors can enjoy an ever-growing variety of new resorts.

As for existing properties, excellence and friendly customer service continue to be the defining hallmarks of Cancun’s renowned hospitality industry, which will further boost the city’s everlasting popularity.

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