According to a November article that
appeared on the New York Times online,travelers from around the world are
flocking to the Mexican Caribbean this winter season,causing some vacation
packages to sell out early. This comes on the heels of a report by Travel
Weekly announcing that Mexico airports have experienced a 10.6% increase in
traffic in October of this year,as compared to the same period in 2010.
According to the report,Cancun airport experienced an 8.6% increase,Huatulco
was up 46.5%,Merida was up 19.4% and Oaxaca was up 9.7%.
Travel agencies like AAA have reported
that bookings to the region have more than doubled since last year,causing
some of the most popular discount packages to sell out and making it more
challenging to find a bargain,especially ones that come with non-stop flights.
Luckily,a variety of luxury resorts are still offering savings and free
add-ons,such as resort credits,free nights and daily breakfast.
The article pointed out that savvy
travelers from around the world have learned that the majority of Mexico is
safer than ever,with the obvious exceptions of a few dangerous areas in the
north along the US border. Areas far to the south,such as Cancun
real estate and the Riviera Maya are not only safer than many US
cities,but the region also has many vacation packages available at a
example,Barceló Hotels & Resorts is offering additional discounts for
booking early in an effort to encourage bookings. The cuts range from 15% off
for travelers who make reservations from 31 to 59 days in advance,to 35% for
bookings made more than 120 days prior to traveling. In addition,Palace
Resorts is giving a $1,500 resort credit to travelers who book five nights or
more at one of its 11 locations in Mexico,while a number of all-inclusive
brands like Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa,as well as Secrets Maroma Beach
Riviera Cancun,are offering $100 off a three night stay.
some of the best deals can be found at luxury hotels in the Mexican Caribbean,
such as the Ritz-Carlton Cancun,which is currently offering rooms for $199 per
night. This price includes breakfast for two and a $50 credit for the spa if
booked at least seven days in advance through December 21st,making
this one of the best times to visit the region.