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Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mexican travel revival



Despite all its bad publicity, there’s rising demand for travel to Mexico, according to Expedia Inc.
 


Travel bookings to Mexico made on the 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 US, Canada and the UK.
 


"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," said Marco Tagliatti, Vice President of Market Management, Latin America, Expedia, Inc.


He added:
 


“In fact, this past year more than 120 Mexico properties were named to the Expedia Insiders' Select list, a designation given only to a small percentage of Expedia's top-ranked hotels.”
The number of Mexico hotels that have partnered with Expedia has grown more than 30 percent over the past year.
 


Expedia says in a press release:
 


“For these hotels, becoming a part of Expedia's global online travel marketplace means exposure to over 50 million travelers that visit Expedia and Hotels.com sites each month, including Expedia.com.mx and Hoteles.com in Mexico – a number that is expected to increase as a growing population of domestic and international consumers choose to use the internet to research and book their travel.”
 


Mexico has been regularly making headlines with drug-war related kidnappings and killings. The US State Department has still has a travel warning out though it mainly involves border towns.
Expedia, Inc. says it is the largest online travel company in the world.
 


By David Wilkening
 

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