Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, has shown a rise in demand for travel to Mexico in its latest booking data.
Travel bookings to Mexico made on more than 90 Expedia and Hotels.com travel sites worldwide have risen nearly 25 percent over the past 12 months, with the majority of international demand coming from travelers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K, Expedia said in a statement.
Year after year Mexico continues to be a preferred destination for Expedia customers, consistently ranking as one of the top three destinations for Expedia in terms of traveler feedback, Marco Tagliatti, Vice President of Market Management, Latin America, Expedia, Inc., said.
The number of Mexico hotels that have partnered with Expedia has grown more than 30 percent over the past year. As a growing number of domestic and international travelers choose to use the internet to research and book their travel, these hotels expect a boom in their business with more tourist inflow into Mexico.
The Expedia report is a relief for many travelers, who are abstaining from visiting Mexico for Spring Break in the wake of negative publicity over drug-related violence in the country.