Mexico is emerging as the frontrunner for Americans planning to enjoy a getaway over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend,building on a trend that started with spring break and carried through the Easter season. According to a report that came out this week from Main Street.com,Mexico is one of the best choices for travelers during the upcoming holiday weekend and sites like Travelocity,Expedia and Hotels.com are offering deals to make sure even procrastinators are able to enjoy some fun in the sun south of the border.
“Following a harsh winter,many Americans are trading in their snow boots for flip-flops and making plans to start the season with a vacation getaway,” shared AAA President Marshall L. Doney. “AAA is expecting more Memorial Day travelers this year than any time in the past 10 years as confident consumers come out of hibernation ready to explore beach destinations.”
Still,why Mexico,you might be tempted to ask?
While affordability is definitely one factor (as of this writing,Travelocity had rooms listed at the Fairfield Inn Los Cabos for just $79 a night and at Quinta del Sol by Solmar for just $82 a night),Mexico offers so much more than a budget-friendly beach vacation. More importantly,it’s what travelers get for the money in Mexico that stands out the most. For example,Quinta del Sol by Solmar offers a central location,complimentary continental breakfast,babysitting services,car rental,an on-site restaurant and fitness center. Guests can choose from regular or all-inclusive plans,and the property also offers junior suites with fully equipped kitchenettes and is just steps from Medano Beach,Cabo’s main swimming area. Not too shabby for less than $100 a night in one of the worlds most luxurious beachfront destinations!
“Memorial Day tends to be a time when people are looking for closer-to-home getaways,since a three-day weekend doesn’t usually lend itself to longer excursions,” shared Keith Nowack with Travelocity.
According to AAA analysts,at least 37.5 million Americans are expected to travel away from home this upcoming Memorial Day weekend – a number that is up nearly 5 percent from last year. Add to this the fact that the cost of domestic flights has dropped an average of 2 percent,and it’s easy to see why Mexico’s top destinations are poised to receive a record number of visitors this year for the long holiday weekend. Although it might be somewhat difficult to locate a spectacular deal on airfare this late in the game,since Mexico is so close to home,flights are generally pretty reasonable and readily available from all of the major cities in the U.S.