Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that travelers looking to fly south during the winter months can expect to pay slightly less than last year. Nearly 240,000 air tickets to the top 10 destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean have been purchased.* The top hot spot for winter travel is Cancun with nearly 63,000 air tickets sold.
The average ticket price to travel to Cancun is $485.51, down from $499.95 in 2016. The lowest average priced ticket is $435.58 to Guadalajara, also down from $507.45 in 2016. Ticket average prices for travel to Mexico City ($529.52), Puerto Rico ($438.58), Los Cabos ($539.79), Montego Bay ($556.46), Puerto Vallarta ($510.73), Nassau ($491.75) and Santo Domingo ($529.27) are also lower than last year. Only tickets to Punta Cana were up this year, increasing approximately $10 to $600.95.
The top 10 destinations by airline ticket transactions include:
- Cancun, Mexico
- Mexico City, Mexico
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Los Cabos, Mexico
- Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Guadalajara, Mexico
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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- Results are based on roundtrip air tickets purchased from U.S. travel agencies to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico only.
- Travel includes trips from December 1, 2016–February 28, 2017, which included Christmas, New Year’s, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Inauguration Day and Valentine’s Day, purchased by February 1, 2017.
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