Friday, December 1, 2023

Mexico ranks third among destinations for hostel travelers in 2022

Mexico has risen into the top 10 destinations for young travelers, according to new data released by the online hostel booking platform Hostelworld.

Mexico ranked third in the world for 2022 hostel reservations, up from 14th pre-pandemic, the data shows. The rise in popularity may have been due, in part, to other countries’ pandemic travel limitations.

“As firm backpacker favorites Australia and New Zealand unsurprisingly drop off the top travel list, travelers turn to Central America to get their adventure fix, with Mexico coming in third and Costa Rica coming in eighth,” Hostelworld spokesperson Alice Ackermann said in a press release.

The top travel destination for 2022 is the United States, the same as it was pre-pandemic.

Hostelworld’s main client base is hostel travelers aged 18 to 35. In 2019, the site was used to make 7 million bookings.

Mexico News Daily

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.

Mexican hostage Ilana Gritzewsky released from Gaza

One of two Mexican citizens abducted from Israel by Hamas militants on Oct. 7 has been released from Gaza.

2 Mexican cities move up the most in global cost of living ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit survey of 173 world cities cited the strengthening peso as one reason for the dramatic upward move for the two cities.

Trekking, Mexico style

Mexico has no national trekking trails, but two long-distance hikers in Jalisco decided to create their own.