The Expedia group reported that travel demand to certain Caribbean destinations has continued to increase on Expedia group sites. During the second quarter of the year, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic maintained its position as the most in-demand destination throughout the Caribbean followed by San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Package demand, which combine components such as air and hotel accommodations, for the aforementioned destinations have also increased nearly 20 percent year over year growth for Punta Cana, and nearly 30 percent for San Juan. Other stand-out destinations with noteworthy growth for package demand include:
• Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with nearly 45 percent growth
• Paradise Island, Bahamas with nearly 15 percent growth
• Turks and Caicos, with nearly 30 percent growth
The Expedia group is also reporting new data relating to mobile bookings for the Caribbean region indicating increases in demand for the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the same timeframe of 2015 from destinations such as:
• United States with nearly 60 percent growth
• Brazil with more than 80 percent growth
• Mexico with more than 30 percent growth
“The Expedia group’s local market managers are equipped with powerful technologies and market insight to find solutions for our Caribbean partners that ultimately impact their business. The Caribbean continues to report demand growth across the board as hotel partners continue to use our platforms and technology offerings to reach their intended audience and increase sales,” said Demetrius Canton, Director of Market Management for the Caribbean. “The Expedia group’s cutting-edge mobile applications allow travelers to plan their trips and book in a convenient, flexible way, and now with applications available to partners like EPC Conversations, partners can ensure positive reviews and great customer satisfaction.”
By working with the Expedia group, hotels in the Caribbean gain exposure to the more than 200 websites in more than 75 countries worldwide in 35 languages, in addition to a myriad of mobile sites and apps, from brands such as Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Travelocity®, Orbitz®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, Expedia® Affiliate Network and others.