If you’re looking for a fantastic summer vacation destination, then you may want to consider heading to Mexico this year. While this may surprise you as the country is typically exceptionally popular at that time of year, this year may provide a unique opportunity.
The reason is that there is an expected dip in travel from the United States to Mexico, which means that the most popular summer vacation destination options may not be as crowded as they have been in previous years. The prediction in dropping travel to Mexico was made by Allianz Global Assistance.
Where Are People Going for Their Summer Vacation Destination?
Cancun has stayed at the top of the list for international summer vacation destination from the United States this year. That said, the difference in 2019 is that it is expected to account for only 10.5 percent of international travel. In 2018, it made up 15.7 percent and the year before that, it was 16.9 percent.
Despite its popularity as a summer vacation destination, Cancun does appear to be sliding when it comes to the places where Americans plan to travel from May 24 through September 3. It was during those planned trip dates that Allianz based its data.
Why This Makes Mexico A Great Choice
The reason this still makes Mexico a top choice for a summer vacation destination is that it means that you’ll be able to enjoy all the same:
- Events, and
- Historical sites
These all remain the same as they would be during the top years for this destination. That said, you won’t need to do it while facing crowds the size that they were last year or the year before.
Moreover, you may find that with a drop in travelers, there may also be a larger amount of competition, meaning that you may be able to find a better deal. Still, if you were hoping for a luxury summer vacation destination, then it’s a good idea to step away from those most popular spots such as Cancun.
Instead, consider this luxury villa rental in Mexico’s Nayarit province, which is a true hidden gem in the country. It is safe, gorgeous and friendly, while still being within reach of top must-see locations such as Puerto Vallarta.
Keep in mind two of the main reasons Allianz identified for the drop in tourism numbers for this summer vacation destination are the defunding of the Mexico Tourism Board and its international offices closures. It isn’t that the location is any less appealing but is instead simply a matter of reduced marketing. Wise travelers look for precisely these opportunities to take their dream vacations.