Craving a trip to Mexico? You’re not alone, according to booking data released today by Expedia that shows a rising demand for travel to Mexico. According to the data, bookings through Expedia.com and Hotels.com have increased 25 percent over the last year, primarily from travelers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
“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.
The report also said the number of hotels in Mexico that have partnered with Expedia have increased 30 percent over the last year.
Expedia has a new iPhone app, Expedia Hotels, that uses GPS to find hotels within walking distance of the traveler. The free app should be available in a few weeks, and is part of a larger set of mobile initiatives the Bellevue-based company plans to roll out over the next year.