18/05/2011Cancun Ranks As #1 International Summer Family Vacation Spot On Travelocity 2011 List

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to be voted best international destination on the list. The destination known for its breathtaking turquoise waters ranked #2 over all, proving yet again that Mexico’s number one destination is still a favorite among North American travelers visiting abroad.

In a statement released by Travelocity the online travel company called Cancun, “A destination once known for spring break debauchery, Cancun has reinvented itself as a family-friendly destination. It comes in as the number-one destination for families traveling internationally, and two on the overall list.”

The Travelocity’s ranking is based on an analysis of the summer bookings for 2011 by their own travel experts. It is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book travel products, such as airline tickets, hotel rooms, vacation packages, etc. Travelocity prides itself in being “the traveler’s champion” – with services assisting customers before, during, and after trips.

Cancun has emerged as a family-friendly destination due to its attractions and varied hotel infrastructure that ranges from all-inclusive to EP plan; all of them equipped with facilities and staff who are committed to make each stay enjoyable for even the littlest guests. Some of the preferred children’s attractions include water parks Wet’n Wild and Xel Há, the Aquarium at La Isla shopping center, the eco-amusement park Xcaret, the dolphin experience at Delphinus and Dolphin Discovery and the adventure park Xplor. Along with these Río Secreto, Alltournative, Selvática, each allows families to come together and enjoy nature; from Crococún, where one can admire endemic fauna & flora such as coatis, spider monkeys, deer, crocs, etc to zip-lining in the jungle in Selvática or spending a great day at Xel Há’s lazy river, as well as learning to respect the environment in all of their sustainable activities within the park.

Also, the destination offers vacation options for all budgets. As per Travelocity’s information, the average daily rate for Cancun hotels is $184 dollars. For more info on Cancun or Puerto Morelos, visit www.travelocity.com

As America’s choice for the most popular international summer family destination in 2011, Cancun is eager to invite all visitors to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the Mexican Caribbean along with top attractions, like the Under Water Museum, delicious culinary experiences, and unparalleled nightlife or to simply bask in the summer sun and take in s much needed R&R. The will soon welcome the world’s largest fish, the whale shark during the months of May-September.

About Cancun
Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone’s seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.
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