Mexico City, Mexico — The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico says meetings have been held that will hopefully result in the expansion of air connectivity between Canada and Mexico.
Miguel Torruco Marqués, who heads the government’s tourism, said he has held meetings with executives of Canada’s main airlines to analyze options to expand air connectivity between the two countries.
During his recent visit to Canada, Torruco reported that in Vancouver, he met with executives from Air Canada, Sunwing Vacations, Flair Airlines and the Vancouver International Airport.
He also met with Canadian tour operators such as Paul Melhus, CEO of Tours by Local, as well as Martin Charlwood, Chairman of Charlwood Pacific Group and Uniglobe Travel International, to encouraging Canadians to travel to Mexico.
Accompanied by the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver, Berenice Díaz Ceballos, Torruco stressed that tourism cannot exist without connectivity and that for this year, more than 12,000 flights and 2.3 million seats are scheduled.
Torruco also met with Edna Ray, Western Canada Global Sales of Air Canada, with whom he discussed priority tourism projects and evaluated opportunities to connect in new destinations.
With Graeme Franklin, Director of Western Canada Sales for Sunwing Vacations, they discussed options for the company to increase air arrivals and the areas of opportunity that exist to promote travel packages to Mexican destinations.
Meetings were held with Kent Breedlove, General Counsel of Flair Airlines, where they discussed the opportunities for air connectivity between Mexico and Canada.
The Secretary of Tourism also held meetings with several Canadian tour operators promoting trips to destinations in Mexico, while meetings held with Martin Charlwood, President of Charlwood Pacific Group and Uniglobe Travel International, promoted investment and tourism infrastructure.