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Welcome Home Travelers, a recent report released by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) revealed that Mexico has surpassed Turkey as the eighth most popular tourist destination in the world. According to MexicoNewsDaily.com, Mexico welcomed 35 million visitors last year, including a nine percent increase in foreign tourists arriving in the country.

Due to political unrest and security concerns, Turkey only boasted 28.3 million visitors last year. Mexico had dropped in the UNWTO rankings to 15th in 2013 but had climbed all the way back to ninth during 2015 thanks to improved security and a steadily recovering tourism industry. While the country finished eighth for last year, it boasted only 600,000 fewer visitors than the seventh-place United Kingdom.

Tourism revenue was also up in Mexico, climbing to $19.6 billion. Tourism officials in Mexico believe the country will enter the top five in the UNWTO rankings soon due to the 50 percent increase in visitor numbers since 2012. Mexico’s Tourism Secretariat also said the nation is working to provide more activities and attractions to entice travelers to stay longer when visiting.

Despite remaining concerns about crime in portions of Mexico, a recent survey of travel agents saw business to the country increase, including 45 percent who reported an increase in Mexican sales by more than five percent. In terms of markets that have performed the best over the last year, the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit were all considered the most desirable destinations in Mexico.

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Welcome Home Summer Time Travelers, the islands of the Caribbean comprise one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, a naturally beautiful landscape of sunny blue skies, powdery white-sand beaches. 

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Welcome Home Travelers, view savings up to $300 in Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a or Rangiroa. Tahiti is the largest and most populated of the islands and where most start their visit. 

Dramatic scenery of green peaks reaching 7,300 feet and waterfalls in the interior are surrounded by black and white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons along Tahiti’s coastline. 

Get to know the destination with a stop at the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, before heading to Le Marché, the municipal market for fresh produce and Tahitian crafts and colorful pareus (sarongs).

Aruba | Just Relax

Welcome Home Aruba Travelers,  this is an island where you can do as little or as much as your want. Explore the abandoned gold mines and native cactus and divi-divi plants that overtake the desert landscape of Arikok National Park. Hit the links with sparkling, cerulean waves at your back while playing a round on the world-class Tierra del Sol golf course. Choose from one of Aruba’s 11 casinos for non-stop gaming and live entertainment. Or do what many visitors to Aruba do — just relax. This sun-soaked island. View Deals 

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Welcome Home Travelers enjoy savings in Cancun*, bordered by the Caribbean Sea on one side, and Nichupte Lagoon on another, there are a myriad of outdoor, water and adventure sports to partake in. Featuring some of the best fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling in the world, the Great Mesoamerican Reef is located just off of the city’s coast. Read more…

Punta Cana | Receive up to $200 in Resort Coupons*

Welcome Home Travelers, view the ultimate beach resort getaway deal*. Punta Cana was made for vacationers seeking rest and relaxation with a beautiful Caribbean atmosphere and a laid-back attitude. A trip to these silky-white beaches practically comes with a no-rain guarantee, as it’s a sun-worshipers tropical heaven. 

If basking in the warm glow of the sun with a frozen drink in hand all day is not your thing, don’t worry — Punta Cana has a variety of other activities and state-of-the-art attractions for everyone. Here, impressive golf courses are almost as well known as the beaches. 

 The Bavaro and La Cana Golf Courses are two of the best in the Caribbean. Along with snorkeling and other water sports, guests can ride horses down the beach at sunset, or test their luck at the Punta Cana Casino. If adventure is more appealing, 4x4s are available to rent and trek through the hidden caves, mangroves and private beaches that are scattered throughout the area. Read more…

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Welcome Home Travelers View Exclusive Travel Deals, a true vacationer’s paradise. Riviera Maya, Mexico,  consists of a 75-mile stretch of tropical oasis that runs along the Yucatan Peninsula. Bordered by the powdery beaches and gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea, the region includes the major tourist destination of Cancun, along with Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and the Mayan oceanfront archeological site, Tulum.

Among the many attractions and sights in Riviera Maya, Xcaret and Xel-Ha are ecological parks open to the public featuring restored Mayan archeological sites, wildlife exhibits, grottos, natural aquariums and theme parks. Rio Secreto is an underground labyrinth of passageways formed by ancient geological formations and one of the most-visited natural marvels in the region. 

There are a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops along La Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen. Underwater adventures begin with snorkeling and diving around the Great Maya Reef, the largest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere. For rest and relaxation, Riviera Maya has a plethora of state-of-the-art spas that will help to replenish and rejuvenate the body while on vacation. Read more…