Hotels.com has identified the most popular destinations for travelers in the first half of 2014 with insights from the Hotel Price Index (HPI).
By examining the top international destinations for U.S. travelers, and the top U.S. destinations for foreign visitors, the HPI is also able to forecast popular destinations for the rest of the year and beyond.
For U.S. travelers, Latin America and Mexico are trending on the 50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans list and is likely to continue its heightened popularity through the rest of the year and into 2015. Many Latin American and Mexican cities are experiencing considerable developments in their hospitality sectors.
During the first half of 2014, Mexico City (#16) and Cancun (#20) ascended four spots, while Panama City (#35) and Bogota (#38) each boosted their popularity ranking by four positions. This year also marks the debut of Lima (#44) on the list of 50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans.
This is the first time since 2012 that Puerto Vallarta (#42) has made the list. As the tourist board’s “Live It to Believe It” marketing campaign continues to saturate the airwaves and attract new visitors, Americans may opt to further explore the cultural offerings of other Mexican cities.