Cancun is Ranked the Fifth Most Popular Global Summer Destination.

June 10, 2024

woman snorkeling in Cancun

Here are many reasons why you should pack a bag and visit!

According to information from the Mastercard Economics Institute, Cancun is the fifth most popular global summer destination in 2024.

Based on this information, combined with flight reservations from June to August, Cancun is among the preferred destinations for international travelers worldwide.

Reports show that Cancun and other beach destinations such as Aruba, Greece, and Bali remain popular due to their fantastic climates and access to tourist attractions. However, what's particularly interesting is the increased American visits, making Cancun a home away from home for many.

The top destinations worldwide are:

  1. Munich, Germany
  2. Tokyo, Japan
  3. Tirana, Albania
  4. Nice, France
  5. Cancun, Mexico: recognized for its beaches and as an ideal year-round destination.

Factors such as accessibility and climate have contributed to this increase. Travelers have been trending more towards prioritizing fantastic experiences over material goods, accounting for 12% of tourism sales, a five-year high.

In the first quarter of 2024, 15.9 million Americans traveled abroad, an all-time high that reflects a significant recovery in global tourism.

Cancun, a destination that has evolved over the years, was developed in the 1970s and quickly became Mexico's primary tourist hotspot. It has experienced several stages of luxury and glamor, framed by the visits of Arab princes, magnates worldwide, international artists, and top models who have all left traces of their time in the Mexican Caribbean.