Travel 2 has added 26 new properties and 12 tours to its 2018 Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean brochure following a claimed 18% rise in Caribbean bookings this year.

Barbados has proved to be the long-haul operator’s best-selling Caribbean island.

As a result, four new hotels have been introduced to the programme, including the adult-only Treasure Beach hotel which re-opened last month after an extensive renovation programme.

Other top performers across the region include Grenada – up by a record 105.3% – and Trinidad and Tobago, which experienced a 90.7% increase.

The operator’s Mexico portfolio is boosted by 11 additional hotels, including recently refurbished Barcelo Maya Beach and the new family-friendly Panama Jack Resorts Gran Porto Playa del Carmen.

New touring options for 2018 range from a 12-day Landscapes of Northern Argentina tour and seven-day Essential Uruguay option to a nine-day Natural Wonders of Costa Rica trip.

Three Nespresso coffee machines are being offered in a prize draw for agents making bookings from the programme before Christmas Eve.

Nick Hughes, sales director at dnata Travel B2B Europe, said:

“Whilst the Caribbean has received a lot of media attention this year, it’s important to understand that it is business as usual for most islands.

“We were especially fortunate that 99% of the properties in our Caribbean portfolio were not badly affected by this year’s hurricanes and hope that by expanding the range of holiday options we can capture the imagination of even more travellers in 2018.”