Cancun – Most Popular International Destination

Come this winter, Cancun will see an influx of foreign tourist as stated by American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). According to bookings by members of ASTA, Cancun is the most popular international destination for the 2014-2015 winter season.

24 percent of respondents to ASTA’s 2014 Hot Spots for Winter Survey chose Cancun as their favourite destination to visit during winters. During summers its only 5 percent. Some of the other popular destinations for winter are Rome (16%), London (11%), Paris (9%), Sydney (3%), Barcelona (3%), Montego Bay (3%), Riviera Maya (3%), Punta Cana (2%) and Cape Town (1%). The top 10 international destination cities in the winter survey are the same as the summer top 10 with the exception of Sydney and Cape Town replacing Amsterdam and Madrid. Mexico, led by Cancun, topped with a 24 percent share. Rounding out the top five country/region destinations for winter travel are Italy (18%), the Caribbean (12%), France (7%) and United Kingdom (6%). Survey data was collected through the 2014 ASTA Research Family from July through August 2014. This survey has a 95 percent rate confidence with an error rate +/-5 percent.

Cancun is easily accessible from the U.S., has a plethora of all-inclusive resorts, a warm climate and beautiful beaches and that’s why it emerged as the clear winter vacation destination desired by our member’s clients explained Zane Kerby, ASTA President and CEO. If you have any doubts regarding your dream destination, you can find a travel agent on the ‘Find a Travel Agent’ directory on Here the tourists can search for a travel agent who specializes in the destinations that they dream of visiting.

So, where are you heading to this winter?

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