Cancun, Playa del Carmen top list for preferred Christmas destination
Cancun and the sandy white beaches of the Riviera Maya may seem like an obvious place to unthaw over any holiday season, however, these two destinations officially top the preferred list.
According to Mexico’s Despegar.com, there are two top domestic destinations that are already leading the way for the upcoming holiday season. The top two holiday choice cities include Cancun and Playa del Carmen. According to the company, to date, more domestic travelers have booked stays in Cancun and Playa del Carmen for the Christmas and New Year holidays than international travelers.
They say that since October, the demand for hotels in major cities has increased three-fold and is expected to increase even more as the year-end nears.
Gabriel Rosillo, marketing manager for Despegar, said that while it has been a good year for international travelers, the rise in the dollar marked a change in trends, favoring Mexican tourist cities for the end-of-year travel.
He said that so far, there are five destinations in the country leading the way with hotel reservations. They include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Acapulco, Mazatlan and Ixtapan.