Riviera Maya is one of the world's fastest growing beach destinations
The Riviera Maya Is Named the Second-Fastest Growing Beach Destination in the World by Orbitz.com
PRESS RELEASE - 2008
Playa del Carmen, Mexico (January 29, 2008) - Riviera Maya/ Playa del Carmen was named second in the International Beach Destination category in the list of Top 10 Fastest Growing Domestic and International Destinations by Orbitz.com.
The ranking was based on percentage growth in hotel bookings from 2005 to 2008, meaning that the data was being collected throughout a three year period.
"The Riviera Maya is a place to dream and make your dreams come true", said Javier Aranda Pedrero, Director of Tourism for the Riviera Maya Tourism Promotion Board. "It combines the best in world-class tourism: white sand beaches, warm blue waters, water sports, dining, entertainment, golf, spas, all side-by-side with the ancient Mayan history, culture and architecture."
This was the first time that Orbit.com did such a survey, and its results reflected the most booming winter destinations based on the U.S.consumers' preferences. Most of the site's bookings originate from the U.S., so the survey's results were also influenced by the fact that more and more American vacationers are realizing how easily they can reach Riviera Maya from many U.S. airports.
Easily accessible from many cities throughout the U.S., the eighty-one mile stretch known as the Riviera Maya is situated in the Mexican Caribbean in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Beginning eleven miles south of Cancun International Airport in Puerto Morelos, the Riviera Maya extends to Tulum, one of the most important archeological sites in the Mayan World. The region features the tranquility of uncrowded beaches, a vast network of underground rivers, the action of eco-adventure sports including kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and deep sea fishing, proximity to many of Mexico's most significant Mayan archeological sites, the varied activities of the eco-archeological parks, plus golf courses, spas, shopping, gourmet dining and a range of accommodations to suit every lifestyle and budget.
The Riviera Maya has been named a Top Destination in Mexico for four consecutive years by Travel Weekly (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007) and was also featured in the January 2006 issue of Travel + Leisure as "The Next Riviera."