As the world's largest online travel
company,Expedia released data in late September revealing impressive growth in
travel bookings to Mexico over the last year,with numbers during the second
quarter of 2011 up more than 30% over the same period in 2010. In addition,
more than 1,800 hotels in Mexico currently work with Expedia,while more than
1.5 million travelers reportedly used the online service to reach Mexico during
the last 12 months.
“Mexico remains a favorite destination
for our travelers worldwide,with over 1.5 million people booking travel to
Mexico using Expedia websites in the last year,” stated Marco Tagliatti,who is
Expedia's vice president of lodging supply for Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Expedia's commitment to Mexico has also grown as we continue to work closely
with the Mexican tourism industry to promote travel to the country by travelers
from around the world.”
One of the most popular destinations in
Mexico according to Expedia is Mexico City,which is the country's capital.
According to Pablo Castro,who is Expedia's director of market management for
Mexico and Central America,bookings to Mexico City this year have risen by 50
percent compared to last year,thanks in large part to the positive business
climate of the city,along with the fact that Expedia has connections with more
hotels here than any other online travel company.
week Mexico City hosted executives from Expedia who were in town for the 2011
International Tourism Fair of the Americas,or FITA. The gathering is a chance
for travel executives to meet with federal tourism authorities and hotel
management in an effort to develop plans that will continue to attract
international tourism to the region. Over the last year more than 250 new
Mexican hotels have partnered with Expedia,which also offers them a chance for
promotion through a popular online marketplace that sees more than 60 million
unique visitors each month.