15/06/2012Cancun Rated #1 International Travel Destination On 2012 Orbitz Summer Index Travel Report

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that Cancun is the only international destination ranked on Orbitz’s Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations list. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Cancun was ranked the number one international destination on the Orbitz Insider Index Summer Travel report.

The Orbitz survey showed that 77% of Americans have summer travel plans this year. While the top destinations were cities within the United States, Cancun has the honor of being the only international destination to make it into the list’s top-ten. Known for its breathtaking turquoise waters and white sand beaches, Cancun ranked #10 overall.

The Orbitz Insider ranking is based on all air bookings made on Orbitz.com for travel between June 1 and August 31, 2012. Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search and book travel products, such as airline tickets, hotel rooms, vacation packages and more. Since opening service to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world.

As America’s top choice for international summer travel in 2012, Cancun invites visitors to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the Mexican Caribbean along with top attractions like the Underwater Museum, world-famous cuisine, opportunities for adventurous experiences such as swimming with whale sharks, and unparalleled nightlife. Visitors looking to simply relax can do so on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, basking in the summer sun and take in some much needed R&R.

This year, there are even more reasons to visit Cancun as the destination celebrates the year of the Mayans and the closing of the traditional Mayan calendar as Cancun welcomes a new beginning. This is the perfect time to visit Cancun, and then head back home feeling renewed. Challenge yourself to experience something you’ve never done before. This summer, Cancun offers something for everyone.

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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