CheapOair data indicates passenger numbers to Latin America are up over 50% since 2013
NEW YORK – CheapOair, a leading flight-focused hybrid travel agency, recently released analytics for travel from U.S. origins to Hispanic destinations. Just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month, the online travel agency's findings indicate that travel to Latin America is booming, with traffic up by 57% since 2013*.
Up-and-coming Central American countries saw a significant increase in traveler numbers. Honduras and Nicaragua have seen visitor numbers up over 75% since 2013, while El Salvador and Guatemala saw even greater increases with numbers up 88% and 95%, respectively*.
The data shows that travelers to Latin America tend to take long trips, with an average stay of 19 days. The data also indicates that travelers to the southernmost countries of South America including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia had an even higher average stay of 24 days*.
Hispanic culture can also be found throughout the United States as it's the second-fastest growing ethnic group in the United States behind people of Asian descent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now eight states that have more than 1 million Hispanic residents – Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas.
Additionally, the CheapOair Miles Away blog has created a special page with content celebrating Hispanic culture. CheapOair is dedicated to creating an inclusive community and is proud to celebrate the diversity, culture, and history of people around the world.
*The data referenced compared year over year passenger numbers on flights from all U.S origins to Latin American countries from 2013 – 2017.
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