In its latest Long Haul Trend Report, Hayes & Jarvis found that Mauritius and Mexico were the top-performing destinations due to their competitively-priced four- and five-star all-inclusive resorts.
The report, based on sales over the October 2012 to January 2013 period, suggested that an increase in direct flights to Cancun has helped boost business for Mexico, which has experienced a 47% year-on-year growth over the past two years.
In Mauritius, offers from BA and the availability of four- and five-star resorts at the same prices as three-star resorts in the Maldives have also fuelled demand.
The report also revealed that clients are increasingly pre-disposed to trade up to five-star all-inclusive resorts. While this has been well-documented in Mexico over the past 24 months, more recently it has been a key factor in the growing popularity of the Dominican Republic, as has increased flight capacity.
Last year the operator confirmed a 285% growth in bookings to the region and it has now built on that success with a further increase of 70% over the past four months, making the Dominican Republic the only Caribbean entry in the Top 10.