The Caribbean destination was the sixth most expensive among 50 cities in the world
Cancun is the most expensive New Year’s Eve destination outside of the United States, according to a new survey from booking site CheapHotels.org.
The survey analyzed hotel rates in 50 cities around the world, comparing the lowest rate available for a three-night stay in a double room. Only centrally located hotels with three or more stars and generally positive reviews were included.
Of all the cities in the survey, Cancun was the sixth most expensive, with the cheapest room available costing US $ 228. Cancun was the only Mexican city to make the list.
The five most expensive cities were all in the United States, led by Miami Beach where the cheapest hotel stay went to $ 365.
The results show how the pandemic has reshaped international travel, with some of the most expensive New Years destinations in 2019 being much cheaper in 2021. Dubai and Sydney, for example, two of the most expensive places to stay in 2019, cost 40 at 50% less this year, the survey reported.
While some countries require visitors to provide negative COVID tests, proof of vaccination and / or a mandatory quarantine, Mexico does not have such requirements, making it an attractive option for some tourists. Cancun in particular has made a strong economic comeback, and its airport came close to a record number of flights last weekend.
Mexico Daily News