More and more destinations are reopening to American travelers and demand is rapidly outweighing availability—especially for 2021 travel. To keep you informed on current travel trends, we’re sharing our top three booked spots in the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as the top three booked for long haul vacations, such as Europe and the Indian Ocean. Here are the destinations that are filling up the fastest:
Top Three Trending in Mexico & the Caribbean
#1 – Cancun & the Riviera Maya
It’s not surprising there’s a tie for the number of sun destination. Cancun’s sapphire waters, white sand beaches, and spectacular sunsets are a sure bet. Plus, visitors get to experience markets filled with handcrafted goods, luxury resorts and spas, decadent international cuisine, and all types of water activities..
Meanwhile, in the Riviera Maya, visitors can swim alongside sea turtles in Akumal, zipline into the sacred subterranean caverns of LabnaHa Eco Park, swim within the world’s three longest-running underwater cave systems, and end the day on a beachside hammock with a cocktail as the sun sets into the sea. Both areas are close to world-famous Mayan ruins—including the world famous ancient city of Chichen Itza—which make for some incredible day trips.
We Recommend: Excellence Riviera Cancun
#2 – The Dominican Republic
Touted as the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic is a lush tropical island filled with rich culture and gorgeous scenery. Visitors can spend a day on one of the 600 miles of beaches, dance to the distinct beat of the merengue, explore ancient relics, splash around under a waterfall, or play a round of golf with an epic coastline in Punta Cana. From larger cities celebrating Carnival to the 16th century replica village of Altos de Chavon, there’s so much to do, many vacationers keep coming back for more.
We Recommend: Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa
#3 – Jamaica
Whether visitors are looking to get back to nature or being immersed into the music and culture scene, Jamaica is an island with something for everyone. Discover breathtaking landscapes while wading in the pools at Dunn’s River Falls, swimming in the bioluminescent waters outside of Montego Bay, or boarding a bamboo raft and drifting down a river through the lush island rainforest.
We Recommend: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
Top Three Trending in Europe & Beyond
#1 – Greece
Famous for its ancient architecture, history stories, and perfect cerulean seas, there is always something to discover in Greece. One of the most beloved European destinations, visitors can experience the awe-inspiring ancient Acropolis by day and enjoy tantalizing modern cuisine by night. Athens is a must-see, but don’t forget about the many spectacular islands full of quaint fishing villages and gorgeous beaches.
We Recommend: Andronis Luxury Suites in Santorini
#2 – The Maldives
Every resort in this cherished honeymoon destination is on its own private island, each more unique than the other. With over 100 properties to choose from, visitors can look forward to a range of breathtaking features and services. From the world’s first underwater hotel to accommodations with personal butlers, private pools, and in-room massages, luxury doesn’t get better than this.
We Recommend: Anantara Veli Resort & Spa
#3 – Italy
Whether it’s the gondola rides and soft sunsets at Venice, the pastel-hued seaside towns on the Amalfi Coast, or the iconic larger-than-life sites in Rome—Italy invites visitors to slow down and soak it all in. Sip espressos in sleek cafés. Stroll on picturesque night-lit streets. Dine on authentic cuisine and enjoy people-watching on pretty piazzas—all an integral part of the Italian experience
We Recommend: Divani Palace Acropolis in Rome
From relaxing by turquoise waters to exploring European favorites, our top-booked destinations offer something for everyone. And they’re filling up fast, so contact your GOGO-backed travel advisor to book while there’s still availability