Cozumel tops polls again

Holding to its reputation, Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, was ranked for the second year in a row as one of the top 10 international travel destinations in a Carlson Wagonlit Travel “2004 Travel Trends” survey.

In the survey of 287 Carlson Wagonlit Travel experts nationwide, Cozumel also placed as one of the top five international destinations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, ranking as the second most popular international holiday spot in that market"Isla Cozumel’s tropical climate, vibrant culture and island lifestyle make it an ideal destination for Americans looking to travel just beyond the border,” said Gaston Cantarell Diaz, president of the Isla Cozumel Hotel Association and private sector representative for the tourism foundation.“We are thrilled to see that Carlson Wagonlit Travel agents - and their customers - agree.”“Travel to Mexico is more popular than ever, and signs point to even more growth in the future,” said Roger E. Block, executive vice president, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Associate Division. “In fact, 58 percent of our agents told us bookings to Mexico have increased over the last year.“Carlson Travel Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Carlson Companies, Inc.