Right on the heels of the release of "MSNBC's Top 10 Beaches in the World" and their choice of Tulum once again,Trip Advisor just announced their results for the World's Best Beaches for 2011. Voted on by tens of millions of savvy world travelers every year,this year they voted Tulum Top 5 of the World's Best Beaches. Very familiar to winning beach awards,last year,Tulum was voted in the Traveler's Choice Awards #2 Best Beach and Sun Destination Worldwide by Trip Advisor also.
There was absolutely no surprise to those of us "in the know" that Tulum,the City of Dawn,has been once again been named as one of the top 5 beaches on the planet.
Think about that for a second,with ocean's covering 75% of our planet,that is one heck of an honor and statistic. It also is strong factor in the year after year growth in tourism numbers,especially on the Caribbean,Riviera Maya Coast.
The recently released Mexican Federal Budget for 2011 lists the State of Quintana Roo,home to Cancun,Playa del Carmen,and Tulum real estate,as having the strongest growth and tourism potential. This year's budget calls for a 24% increase over last year's allotment.
In addition to the increase in federal spending,Reuter's recently reported that Ernesto Cordero,Mexico's Finance Minister,said that the economy here is poised for continued positive growth.
Tourism is one of the most vital and important industries for Mexico,which is the 8th most visited country in the world. With over 70% of the tourism dollar being spent on the Caribbean side of Mexico,with its white sand beaches and warm turquoise ocean,the government is keenly aware that a new International airport is desperately needed for the masses to reach these coveted shores. Well,as we all know,Tulum is currently bracing itself as their quaint little 1700 year old town is getting that new airport. Expected to be completed by the end of 2012,it is projected that in the first year alone over 700,000 passengers will be serviced and the Mexican government estimates there will be at least 30,000 workers required making investing in Tulum's inevitable,exponential growth,much like the growth of Cancun and Playa del Carmen,an easy decision.