Mexico is holiday hotspot for 2011

In recent weeks the number of bookings for the country has shot up by 270%, with Latin America seeing an increase in interest as well, according to the holiday company Hayes & Jarvis.

Mexico has benefited from British Airways recently starting a new service to Cancun. Travellers will be able to use the service from a number of airports, including Gatwick and Heathrow.

Peru, Argentina and Chile have also been boosted by strong booking levels. Meanwhile Brazil is attracting more tourists as it prepares to stage the 2014 football World Cup.

Hayes & Jarvis commercial director Niel Alobaidi said: “Prices remain exceptionally competitive now and so we expect the heavy demand for Mexico to continue as holidaymakers book early to get good deals.

“Latin America has been promising to explode onto the holiday scene for years but has only recently begun to ignite – helped by the opening of more beach resorts in Brazil at a price British holidaymakers can afford.

Overall, the Maldives was Hayes & Jarvis’ best-selling long-haul destination in 2010, followed by Thailand, Las Vegas, New York and Mauritius.

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* Premium £22.04 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an adult aged under 55 taking out a “Standard” Single Trip 24/7 travel insurance policy for 15-days in Mexico excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (February 2011) and are subject to change.