Los Cabos is expected to close out 2022 with a never-before-seen 20% growth in visitor numbers. Between January and October of this year, Los Cabos welcomed 20.7% more international visitors to its sandy shores than it did in 2019, the last year before the pandemic affected travel. It is expected that this trend will continue to the end of the year, making 2022 a record year for Cabo.
The extreme growth has been attributed to Cabo’s varied services and attractions, as the area has won awards in various sectors, including for high-quality service, safety, and luxury tourism.
Between now and March 2023, more than 1.3 million airline seats from the United States to Los Cabos have been scheduled, which is over 35% more than during the same six months in 2019.
The destination is proving equally popular with Canadian visitors, with an almost 20% projected increase in seats for the next six months, while there is also a massive 95% increase in seats for domestic visitors to Los Cabos from within Mexico.
The Los Cabos authorities are focusing on a number of different areas to promote the region, including having a strong reputation for luxury travel. However, during the pandemic, they also focused on developing wellness offerings, sustainability, and activities encompassing the local environment and community.
Los Cabos’ plans for the future are to become known as a leader in sustainability, which they are already working on via investments in infrastructure, protecting natural ecosystems and wildlife, and helping the local population.
Rodrigo Esponda, the Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, said that “As Los Cabos’ tourism industry is seeing a steep increase, it is not lost on us that our destination increasingly requires more care and protection”.
He continued, “We take a holistic approach to the sustainability of Los Cabos. Sustainability is no longer about the small practices we are implementing, but rather a guiding principle on the type of destination we want to be as we care for the environment, community and culture”.
Esponda also said that the hotels and tourism providers Los Cabos is working with are committed to the environment. The region will have more than 1,500 new hotel rooms between 2022-2024 within a range of luxury hotel brands.
Soon-to-open resorts include St. Regis at Quivira. Park Hyatt and Casa Vela in 2023, and Amanvari and Soho House in 2024. However, there are many more set to open, and likely others that will be announced in the near future.
Los Cabos Is Filled With Luxury
Even without these hotels, Cabo is the destination of choice for all of the biggest luxury hotel brands in the world who are keen to leave their mark. The top resorts in the region include Nobu, One&Only Palmilla, Four Seasons, and Viceroy.
The statistics for the end of 2022 in Los Cabos are not unsurprising, as the region is in the midst of the high season, and weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year bring thousands of visitors to the area.
Over Thanksgiving alone, more than 30,000 tourists are expected to arrive, particularly since the United States and Canada are the main suppliers of tourists. Hotels in Los Cabos also encourage and react to this by hosting special Thanksgiving events and feasts for visitors.
Los Cabos is one of the top destinations loved by American travelers, and although not number one, it is quickly catching up to long-time rival Cancun.
On top of this, Los Cabos’ hotel brands and flight connections are offering a range of Black Friday deals, which are extremely attractive compared to the usual high hotel rates and airfares, which may put some people off the destination.
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