LONDON, United Kingdom, 2nd February 2015.- Mexico participated in the Destinations, The Holiday and Travel Show, to promote colonial cities, beach resorts and Mexican gastronomy.


In the framework of the Year of Mexico in the UK, where the goal of increasing to 500, 000 the number of British tourists who annually visit our country, the Mexico Tourism Board (CPTM) took part with a 48m2 pavilion which reflects the visual appeal of various domestic destinations such as the Mayan Riviera and Los Cabos.


According to Sam North, Director of the fair, about 40 thousand people visited Olympia London from 29th January until yesterday, in order to book their holidays.


At the stand of Mexico, inaugurated by David Najera, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Mexico to the UK, companies such as Aeromexico, Velas Resorts, Grupo Posadas and AM Resorts, shared space with tour operators and CPTM representatives to promote the main tourist destinations.


In front of The Dual Year and Mexico´s branding, visitors interested in traveling to Mexico enjoyed authentic cocktails and Mexican food as well as traditional mariachi music.


In order to promote the flow of British tourists to Mexico, from April 2015 Aeromexico will start operating a new frequency –which adds up to its current three- and in mid-June, a fifth one -both permanent- which will significantly increase the number of passengers carried.


Aeromexico representatives announced enhancements to Saturdays departure time, starting next summer, which will allow the passenger to connect to destinations throughout Mexico, Latin America and the United States.


As part of the holiday and travel show, the regional director of CPTM, Milko Rivera Hope, recalled that currently the UK is the third largest market tourism for country, surpassed only by the US and Canada.