The Mexico-based ADO bus company is reporting moderate success of its Belize to Cancun and Belize to Merida routes.

Three years into the service, ADO says the occupancy rate is up to 60% on the Belize-Cancun route, indicating that the service is being well received by its customers.

In fact, the service numbers are so encouraging that ADO executives are thinking about putting in more routes.

But ADO's manager in Chetumal says it all depends on whether or not the requisite permits are given by the Government of Belize.

ADO executives believe that a large part of the success of its routes out of Belize is that they provide a comfortable and convenient connection for Belizeans living in Quintana Roo and those living in Belize.

Additionally, the ADO service is providing a crucial link for Mexican tourism interests in Belize.

Grupo ADO is also in negotiations to enter other Central American countries, particularly Guatemala.

Patrick Jones