Virtuoso Names Mexico in Hot 10 List for 2016 Summer Travel

International luxury travel network, Virtuoso has revealed its top destinations for the upcoming 2016 summer travel season, with a Top 10 and Hot 10 list. 

Mexico has been named in their Hot 10 list of destinations for summer travel. 

The Virtuoso Hot 10 are the countries that have seen the largest percentage of growth in year-over-year bookings. Mexico is up 48 percent. 

Mexico, a more typical winter travel destination, is benefiting from inexpensive direct flights from the United States (U.S.) as well as reasonable hotel rates.   

The Virtuoso Hot 10: 
1. Tanzania (+98%)

2. Portugal (+88%)

3. Ireland (+58%)

4. Brazil (+53%)

5. Mexico (+48%)

6. Russia (+44%)

7. Netherlands (+38%)

8. Jamaica (+28%)

9. Sweden (+23%)

10. Poland (+18%)


Beachfront resorts in Los Cabos (photot by The Mexico Report)


Poolside massages in Puerto Vallarta (photo by The Mexico Report)


Onsite chapel at One&Only Palmilla Los Cabos, a Virtuoso resort


Sunsets in Riviera Nayarit

Data is sourced from Virtuoso’s United States and Canadian-based travel agency members and reflects future travel for June, July and August 2016. The Top and Hot 10 lists represent international travel only, so neither the U.S. nor Canada is mentioned on them. The findings were announced during the group’s annual Symposium taking place in Cape Town this week. 

View the Hot 10 and Top 10 list here. 

La Paz Tourism, The Mexico Report’s Susie Albin-Najera and Mexico Tourism Board Los Angeles

About VirtuosoVirtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 380 agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in over 30 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $15.5 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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