According to Hotelbeds' booking data, as a result of new openings in Latin American countries, the number of room nights sold has grown exponentially in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia in the lasts few weeks.
Over the same weeks, Brazil has increased its bookings by 28 percent, making it one of the beach destinations with the strongest recovery while Mexico has also experienced a growth of around 20 percent. The most popular Mexican destinations, for both local and international travellers – especially from the US –, are Cancun, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.
During the last few weeks in the Caribbean, Punta Cana has gained a lot of momentum and bookings have increased by 80 percent. Puerto Rico and Jamaica have also been well positioned as destinations with solid growth recently.
Other countries, such as Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina, are gradually recovering to pre-pandemic levels now that their borders have opened.
Gisela Blok, regional sourcing director, LATAM, Hotelbeds said, “We are delighted to be seeing these clear examples of pent-up demand in LATAM. As the borders open, bookings are steadily increasing demonstrating the incredible appetite for travel. We are very fortunate that we have a team based in LATAM who manage and support our hotel partners personally and directly at every stage of this recovery we are experiencing.
All figures are compared with corresponding data for the same period in 2019