From times immemorial, cities and town with best connectivity attracted the most business, the best brains and prospered as a result. Though, the times have changed but still we see the importance of connectivity in any destinations tourism, business and cultural growth.
When it comes to tourism, connectivity and ease of reach are very crucial. A destination which is far flung away with very limited means to reach will never witness tourist influx which it deserves.
One example that I personally have seen in recent times is the growth of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Though, both of these destinations are beautiful, popular and well known, saw a dramatic increase in tourist numbers not only to Cancun and Playa but also neighboring destinations.
Let me take you a bit earlier in time. Cancun has been a well known beach destination for a long time now. It is particularly known for is white beaches and blue waters. Cancun Real estate was strong owing to robust tourism.
Playa del Carmen is of more recent origin but has transformed itself from a small fishing village to a bustling tourist town. Compared to Cancun's city feel, it gives a feeling of a small town. With this as its USP, Playa del Carmen has also emerged as one of the top tourist destinations in Caribbean.
With the success of these two destinations, other nearby locations such as Tulum, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Puerto Morelos etc. emerged. With a greater influx of tourists, Cancun International Airport saw an expansion in number of flights from all over the world. With addition of more cities from USA, Canada and Europe, more tourists started visiting these destinations. By the year 2009, with continued increase in flights, Cancun International Airport became the second busiest airport in Mexico. With so many flights, a second runway was constructed to handle additional flights.
These developments made Cancun a business and tourist hub of not only Mexico Real Estate but also Caribbean. Real estate market saw exponential growth. With flights from almost all US and Canadian airports, Cancun Mexico Real Estate gained more prominence. More visitors meant that benefits trickled to surrounding destinations also.
Another factor that helped is that flights to Mexico are cheaper which made traveling lot more affordable and easier on the wallet. For people buying second home or retiring in Mexico, cheaper and easy travel makes Mexico a much more destination.
Hence, we see that ease of connectivity increases tourist influx which fuel real estate and other business sectors. Cancun's case was no different as a major international airport not only boosted its tourist & real estate sector but also it's surrounding areas like Playa del Carmen Real Estate, Tulum and Cozumel which helped it tide over recession.