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Young Russian travelers preferring Cancun’s luxury VIP tourism

Cancun, Q.R. — Young luxury travelers from Russia to Cancun has notably increased over the past year, says the state’s honorary consul of Russia.

Armina Wolpert, honorary consul of the Russian Federation in Quintana Roo says that there is a wave of interest in Cancun’s luxury hotels, with VIP tourism seeing a 25 percent increase over the past year. She says one thing that has particularly stood out is the young age of the Russian travelers.

“This segment travels with family and couples, but something that attracts attention is that those seeking the luxury hotels are very young,” she says adding that “the are 30 or 35 year olds, when the luxury segment of other markets, such as the US, is older people,” she explained.

Wolpert says that Russian tourists to this area are interested in anthropology, history, service and local cuisine, stressing this is one reason Quintana Roo has become “a favorite destination” for the young Russian traveler.

She mentioned that these travelers arrive on regular flights and stay in luxury hotels. Those who make the trip arrive on charted flights and stay an average of 10 days, she says explaining that there are some who stay as long as 15 and 20 days.

Currently, there are two charter flights that fly directly from Moscow to Cancun with a third beginning operations in mid-November.