May 29, 2009
Mexico's tourism minister Rodolfo Elizondo Torres (third from left), Sara Latife Ruiz, tourism secretary of Quintana Roo (second from left) and Félix González Canto, governor of Quintana Roo (fourth from left) welcome the cruiselines' return to Mexico.
On May 27, the first cruise liner to visit Mexico after the H1N1 flu outbreak arrived in Cozumel, and on May 29, was followed by a second, with more expected during the next month.
Enchantment of the Seas arrived on May 27, with 2,446 passengers onboard.
On hand to greet the ship were tourism minister Rodolfo Elizondo Torres, governor Felix Gonzalez Cant, mayor Juan Carlos González and Mexico Tourism Board’s general director Óscar Fitch Gómez.
“The re-activation of operations in this port is a clear signal that tourism is coming back to Cozumel and to the country,” he said.
Elizondo said that within the next 30 days, 39 cruises are expected to visit Mexican ports. Of those, Cozumel will receive 26.
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