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|¡Viva México! Come Celebrate Independence Day in the Riviera Nayarit|
Hotels in the Riviera Nayarit have programmed several events to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day on September 15th. There’s no doubt it’s one of the very best times to spend a few days in this destination.
|Magical Mascota Is Like a Trip to the Past in the Sierra Madre Mountains|
Visit Puerto Vallarta
Near Puerto Vallarta there are charming mountain villages where time seems to have come to a stand still. Mascota is one of such villages
|Tourist Interaction with Local Communities Spurs Giving, Survey Finds|
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
More than half of American travelers said they did volunteer work or donated to a cause at a destination they visited within the last two years, according to Tourism Cares.
|Ahh-Mazing Wellness Suites Debut this October at Nayarit's Grand Velas|
Designed to renew one’s body and mind in every way possible, twelve new Wellness Suites at Mexico’s AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit debut in October with a plethora of fitness and wellness amenities for travelers seeking an all-encompassing wellness retreat.
|Tour Operators Say Demand for Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit Remains Strong|
Vacation packagers said that bookings for Puerto Vallarta have held steady despite civil unrest that occurred in and around the city earlier this month, prompting three cruise lines to skip their calls to the city.
|How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety|
Discrimination has long caused travel anxiety for demographics underserved by the travel industry. Historically, travelers looked to their respective tribes for intel, but the burgeoning friend economy may be reshaping that concept.
|Mexico Tourism Board Unveils Global ’A World of Its Own’ Campaign|
The campaign represents the next chapter in Mexico’s global tourism positioning and promotion and focuses on the vibrant, multi-faceted experiences that keep visitors coming back to Mexico and its hundreds of destinations.
|New Travel Warning Raises the Question: Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico?|
The Plain Dealer
The complicated answer: It depends. It depends on where you’re going, it depends on what you’re doing, it depends on your tolerance for risk.
|Taking a Taxi from Mexico City Airport Can Cost 30% More Than Some Plane Tickets|
You may want to save up for cab fare before buying a flight through Mexico City. A recent study by El Financiero revealed that it’s more expensive to get to the airport in some cases than it is to take the actual flight.
|Despite Homicides in Mexico, Tourists Keep Coming|
Mexico News Daily
Federal government statistics show that tourist numbers have continued to grow despite rising insecurity that last week triggered a new travel warning for Mexico by the United States Department of State.
|Alt-Right Caribbean Rebel Cruise Cancelled Following Charlottesville Backlash|
An "alt-right" Caribbean cruise organized by the conservative online news site Rebel Media has been cancelled following a campaign by a British anti-extremism charity.
|One Way to Finance the Golden Years: Retire Abroad|
Instead of working longer, some are finding that they can still fulfill their retirement dreams with a move abroad, according to International Living.
|Tourism to U.S. Rises Despite Trump’s Travel Ban|
The number of visitors traveling to the U.S. has risen, despite concerns that Trump’s hardline anti-immigrant policies could hurt U.S. tourism.
|US Travel Ban: When Does It Start, Who Does It Effect?|
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that portions of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order can go forward before the justices hear arguments in the case. On Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, the ban on immigration from six predominantly Muslim nations will take effect.
|Planning to Go on Vacation? Try Being a Responsible Eco-Traveler|
With global warming and rising pollution levels, we need to care for our mountains, beaches, hills and the very air we breathe. Walk more, carry your own bag while shopping, suggest experts.
|How Two Millennial Women Made Over $130K While Traveling the World Full-Time|
The goal was to build online businesses that gave us the freedom to travel, be our own boss and genuinely enjoy this one life we’re given.
|Best Coastal Places to Have a Great Life in 2017|
Belize, the Bahamas and Playa del Carmen, Mexico have been named some of the best places to live along the coast.
|Five Best Places to Live in Mexico... and Three to Avoid|
Mexico is not only the nearest destination abroad for U.S. and Canadian expats, it is also one of the most popular. InternationalLiving.com has identified five specific locations that make great retirement destinations - and three that don’t.
|The Luxury Resort That’s Turning Puebla into Mexico’s Hottest New Destination|
Set in the city’s vibrant historical center, a short walk from the Zocalo main square, the hotel will open this month within a trio of venerable buildings dating between the 17th and 19th centuries.
|Why Cabo San Lucas Is the New Kind of Gay Hotspot|
You could use a break, and we know just the place - a place where warm beaches, ridiculously good food, and beautiful resorts culminate in an unparalleled vacation destination.
|United Airlines Accuses Mexican Passsenger of Trafficking His Own Child|
Another day, another complaint against United Airlines. This time, it accused a passenger of attempting to traffic his own daughter.
|Delta OKs Offers Up to $9,950 to Passengers Who Give Up Seats on Overbooked Flights|
The Associated Press
The move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger’s forced removal from a sold-out flight.
|Security Drags Man Off Overbooked United Flight After He Refuses to Give Up His Seat|
A man was forcibly dragged off a United flight headed from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to give up his seat to a United employee who “needed to be in Louisville” for a flight the following day.
|Mazatlan Is a Great Choice for Retirement and Real Estate Investment|
El Cid Vacations Club
The weak peso has the same appeal to investors as it does to vacationers, namely that those coming from the Unites States or other destinations can see their money go further in a city like Mazatlan.
|Cancun Nightclubs Will Close Earlier This Season to Improve Security|
The Yucatan Times
Due to the recent criminal acts in the city of Cancun, the municipal authorities announced last week that bars and discos of this tourist destination will begin to close earlier.
|Acapulco Is Growing as Cruise Destination in 2017|
Acapulco, Mexico’s original beach destination located on the Pacific Coast, will see a 64% increase in cruise ship arrivals this year.
|Major Cruise Line Will Bypass Acapulco Over Violence|
For many vacationers, Acapulco means sun and fun. For one major cruise line, it means the potential for violence and mayhem from Mexico’s spreading drug wars. And while travelers seem mostly oblivious to the danger, the cruise company is acting on its concerns.
|Tourists Seeking Affordable Hotel Rooms in Havana Face Tough Challenge|
A vacation in Havana is not the bargain that some American tourists were hoping for with the new availability of economy flights to the island. Along with the high demand for hotel rooms comes the shortage and the high prices.
|All We Want Is to Live in This Solar Treehouse on the Beach Near Acapulco|
Everyone needs to see this, because it’s stunning. The Playa Viva is a magical hotel made up of a collection of treehouses, all sitting on a beach just north of Acapulco.
|Four Daring Women to Climb the Highest Peak in Mexico for Children's Charity|
This month, Georgina Miranda and three other amazing women – Emma Walker, Jessica Hamel, and Elizabeth Williams – will tackle the highest peak in Mexico – Pico de Orizaba – a volcano reaching 18,491 feet.
|The Passport Index: Which Countries Are Easy to Visit?|
A look at which countries are easiest and most difficult to travel to based on their willingness to give visitors visas.
|Mexico Attracted 35M International Visitors in 2016|
Mexico Tourism Board
The Mexico Tourism Board announced a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to 2015. This growth is more than twice the global industry average.
|After Frequent Price Hikes, Cost of Visiting Cuba Is Finally Coming Down|
Travelers checking into Cuban hotels and dining at Havana’s more upscale private restaurants since the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba have experienced more than a bit of sticker shock. But what goes up usually comes down.
|Foreign Tourism to Mexico Up in 2016 on Peso Slump|
The number of international tourists in Mexican rose nine percent in 2016, a year in which the dollar gained around 20 percent against the peso.
|Take a Virtual 'Test Drive' Before You Take the Trip|
The New York Times
Travel companies and tourism boards are increasingly turning to virtual reality to expand their reach and entice prospective clients.
|Travel Leaders Recommend Best Beach and Island Destinations for a Romantic Getaway|
Romantic vacations rank among the top 10 searches on TravelLeaders.com. Here are six favorite romantic beach and island destinations.
|One Million New Seats Heading to Mexico This Year on International Direct Flights|
According to the Mexico Tourism Board, airlines around the world are adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes and upgrading aircraft models with larger capacities in order to meet travel demand to Mexico.
|Record Number of Mexican Visitors to Cuba in 2016|
Over 130 thousand Mexican tourists visited Cuba during the past 2016, a record number, the Cuban diplomat to Mexico stated at the recent presentation of Cuban tourist offers for visitors.
|WOW Excursions Teams Up with Cirque Du Soleil 'JOYA' to Offer an Exclusive VIP Experience|
Currently showing in Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsula, JOYA is in the heart of one of the WOW Excursions main geographical hot spots for their adventurers.
|Travel to Mexico Still Safe, Says Security Expert After Playa Del Carmen Nightclub Shooting|
A former Vancouver cop who spent seven years in Mexico creating and implementing a police reform training plan, said a recent fatal shooting at a nightclub in Playa Del Carmen is not a reason to avoid the popular holiday destination altogether.
|Explore Some Mexican Resort Towns and Cities Using Google Streetview|
Different World Travel
You can now explore a destination virtually before your visit. Wander along the streets, check out the sights, or take a look at the beach.
|Want to Visit Cuba? Better Go While You Still Can|
It seems like every travel organization in the country is out with its “must visit” list for 2017. What do they say? They’re literally all over the map, but one place gets repeated mentions: Cuba.
|Ajijic Is a Lakeside Town in Mexico You Never Knew You Wanted to Visit|
While many may think to first travel to one of Mexico’s lively cities when visiting the country, this lakeside town is well deserving of a spot on any Mexico itinerary.
|New York Times Ranks Tijuana Number 8 Best Place to Visit in 2017|
San Diego Union-Tribune
Tijuana’s vibrant culinary, arts and craft beer culture has landed the city on the New York Times’ list of the 52 Places to Go in 2017, which it called “a comeback city set to make good on its promise.”
|Hopper's Airfare Mobile App Is Taking Off in a Big Way|
Hopper is the award-winning mobile app that doesn't just let you book flights from your phone: It also tells you when is the best time to buy.
|Cuban Tourism Sees Massive Growth; American Tourists Demanding More Hotels|
Two years ago, President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since then, Cold War-era travel restrictions that prohibited most Americans from visiting were lifted, leading to a surge of U.S. tourists and a scramble to accommodate them.
|Mexico Tops IL's List of Best Places to Retire in 2017|
For the past 14 years, Mexico has consistently ranked in the top 10 retirement destinations on the planet. And - for the fifth time - it takes the top spot once again in International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index.
|Low-Cost Airlines Slow to Take Off in Latin America|
Latin America has long lured travelers with its history, music and natural beauty spanning from Mexico’s deserts to the Amazon rainforest to the glaciers of Patagonia. But air travel largely remains a privilege for the rich.
|Mexico Tourism Board Supports Continued Protection of the Country's Biodiversity|
Mexico Tourism Board
The thirteenth annual Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Cancun was the setting for the launch of Mexico Tourism Board’s new campaign focused on the country’s biodiversity and its wealth in terms of nature, culture and gastronomy.
|Zocalo Square in Mexico City Among the Top 20 Sites to Visit in the World|
The ice rink at the Zocalo, the main square in central Mexico City, is considered by the magazine National Geographic Traveler among the best 20 places in the world to visit this winter.
|Mexico Is Having a Yuuuge Donald Trump Victory Sale|
Mexico has always been known as an affordable place with cheap beer and tacos, but the last two years have taken that dynamic to an extreme. If you don't have a trip planned to Mexico, get working on it. I don't think it will stay this cheap for long.
|Permits for US Airlines to Fly to Mexico Are Granted|
American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and Hawaiian are the first airlines that under the new bilateral air agreement between the United States and Mexico requested routes to fly between both countries.
|All These New Tourists Are Literally Taking the Food Off the Plates of Cubans|
On the surface, rising tourism rates in Cuba might look like an injection of cash into the struggling island economy. Instead, tourists are just eating all the food.
|The World's Largest Pyramid Is Hiding in Plain Sight in Mexico's Highlands|
The Daily Beast
In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.
|Canada Lifts Visa Requirement on Mexican Citizens|
Mexican citizens no longer need a visa to travel to Canada, Global Affairs Canada said in a press release on Thursday.
|Finding the Hippest Boutique Hotels in Mexico City|
No matter what your style might be, Mexico City offers travelers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds with comfortable and affordable accommodations. These budget boutique hotels and B&Bs only make up a small portion of Mexico's overall tourism appeal.
|It's Never Been Easier - or Cheaper - to Travel to Cuba|
Fox News Latino
Travel to Cuba will take a dramatic turn in the next week or two when several major airlines begin commercial flights from many U.S. cities to the long-forbidden island.
|Canada and Mexico Topping Travelers' Wishlists as Airlines Launch Post-Election Deals|
Miley Cyrus and Lena Dunham may not be booking their flights just yet but a few travel firms have already introduced post-election deals.
|What You Need to Know About US Passport Changes|
If you have an international vacation coming up and your passport expires in the next few months, you should renew it now to avoid getting caught in a backlog.
|Taino Tours: Excellence in Cuba Offered from Mexico|
The agency, a leading group among tour operators, sends about 20,000 tourists of more than 100,000 who travel to Cuba every year in search of marine charm, culture, music, traditions and Caribbean nature.
|The Sad Legend Behind Mexico's Most Unlikely Tourist Attraction Called Island of the Dolls|
Mexico is known for its architectural wonders built by ancient civilizations. Recently though, a more unusual sort of attraction is drawing in tourists. The so-called 'Island of the Dolls' has been drawing tourists to Mexico City's Xochimilco canals.
|Oasis Launches 360 Videos of Mexico City, Barcelona|
Oasis, the innovative hospitality company that pioneered the "Home Meets Hotel" concept, unveils a series of immersive 360 video city guides that give travelers an insider's peek into destinations around the world.
|Cuixmala Secret Island Getaway Houses Mexico's Most Expensive Hotel Suite|
Cuixmala is one of Mexico's best-kept secrets. Made up of just 9 casitas and 4 private villas, the whole property sprawls on 25,000 acres of land, lagoons and beaches - a perfect hideaway from work, stress, and modern life.
|Cuba Plans to Install Wi-Fi Hotspot on Havana's Iconic Malecon Seafront|
Plans to install wi-fi along 8km of Havana's iconic Malecon seafront have been announced by the Cuban government. The move will make the popular area for tourists and young people into the largest hotspot on the island.
|Mexico Ranks 9th on International Tourist Arrivals List|
Mexico is a great tourist destination, there is so much to see and do there. Over the years I have certainly enjoyed visiting various parts of Mexico.
|Xochimilco Community Leaders Call to Save UNESCO World Heritage Site|
The southern Mexico City neighborhood of Xochimilco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a protected natural reserve that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. However, urbanization and the contamination of its beautiful canals and floating farms have caused residents here to worry.
|The French Mountain Town That's All About Mexico|
The most visible and festive manifestation the area's history with Mexico is Barcelonnette's Mexican festival, which has been held every year around the 15th of August for over 30 years.
|Americans: Stop Making Tourism in Cuba About You|
As people begin to pack their bags and wait for tourism to open completely in Cuba, it is important to remember that the country is not just a new resort getaway for people to indulge in crazy nights and boozy beach days.
|How to Save Money on a Hotel by Donating to Charity|
Kind Traveler is a new hotel booking site that gives hotel guests discounts after they donate to a cause they are passionate about.
|Aeromexico Launches Its New Digital Ecosystem|
Aeromexico has announced the official launch of its new digital ecosystem that consists of a revamped website, mobile app, and updated airport kiosks offering customers a multi-platform experience meant to simplify the way to travel.
|More Flights and Cheaper Tickets on the Way for U.S.-Mexico Routes|
Getting flights to lesser-known destinations in Mexico has always been a struggle. The new rules have the potential to quickly create new tourism favorites.
|Mexico Holidays Are Much Better When You're Naked|
I never thought I’d find myself being chased around a pool by a naked man in his sixties with a can of squirty cream. And yet, here I was.
|Cancun Is Expedia's Most-Searched International Destination Over 20 Years|
The Los Angeles Times
Expedia reports over the company’s last 20 years, American travelers pick Mexico as the top international destination, particularly the resort town of Cancun.
|New Mexico City International Airport Is on Schedule|
In order for project to be environmentally sustainable, approximately 5000 acres around the site will be reforested, and the construction of a city forest, 670 hectares in size, is being considered.
|Grand Velas Resorts to Open Its Fifth Hotel in Mexico|
Grand Velas Los Cabos will join the ranks of hotels at the upmarket resort on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula this November.
|Experience Costa Rica's 'Pura Vida' in Under 3 Minutes|
Pura Vida is the unofficial motto of Costa Rica. Literally, it means "pure life." In essence, it means perfection. Peer into a filmmaker's family vacation, shot in a beautiful country.
|$2.5 Billion Puerto Los Cabos Brings San Jose Del Cabo Into the Limelight|
Stretching 2,000 oceanfront acres in Los Cabos, Mexico, the $2.5 billion Puerto Los Cabos master-planned resort community is the largest development undertaking ever in the formerly underserved area and with more than 25 percent now open and operating.
|Inside the $35,000-a-Night Cabo Mansion That Is Mexico's Most Exclusive Escape|
One of Mexico's poshest resorts, has just opened a new $35,000 per night private mansion that's now the most expensive, exclusive and luxurious escape in the country.
|'Dark Tourism' on the Rise in Mexico: UNAM Scholar|
Mexico, with its rich cultural heritage and traditions related to death, has become a fertile ground for "dark tourism," which offers experiences linked to death, risks and disasters.
|Canadian Island Experiencing Tourist 'Trump Bump'|
The Canadian Press
Cape Breton's tourism website has seen a threefold increase in traffic this year. That's being attributed to Americans unhappy with the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. The interest has translated into around 3,500 bookings.
|Starwood Takes Over Military-Owned Hotel in Cuba|
The Real Deal
U.S. hospitality company Starwood has started managing a Havana hotel that the Cuban military owns, poking a hole in the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
|It Begins: Six U.S. Airlines to Start Flights to Cuba|
As part of ‘normalizing’ relations with Cuba, six U.S. airlines will be allowed to begin scheduled flights to Cuba this fall, said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
|The Yucatan's Riviera Maya is Top Millennial 'Hot Spot' for Travel This Summer|
For many millennials, a summer vacation abroad may be a luxury, but this hot spot could still be quite the steal for young travelers. That destination is the Riviera Maya located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
|Travel Beyond the Tourist Facade to Meet Cuba's Victims of Communism|
Cuba offers exotic beaches, magnificently colored American vintage cars from the 1950’s, joyous salsa rhythms and iconic cigars. But this is largely a facade, behind which lies a very different reality.
|From Hammock Heaven, to Chic Bungalow Hotels, Tourists Discover Tulum Boom|
In a decade, it’s become the hottest spot in the Mexico’s sun. Business is booming, but some worry it could end up a victim of its own success.
|Around 39,000 Expected for Cancun Summer Break|
Riviera Maya News
Cancun and the Riviera Maya expect more than 39,000 for summer break this year. According to state governor Roberto Borge, spring break and summer break are two of the most important for the region.
|Glorious Weather, Cheap Living Make for a Lakeside Retirement Haven in Mexico|
A warm climate and low cost of living are two of the main reasons that Brits are flocking overseas. And tucked away on the shores of Mexico’s largest inland lake is a haven for those looking to enjoy both.
|Searching for Mexican History in the Tunnels of Puebla|
When I read about a network of centuries-old tunnels that opened last December, in Puebla, Mexico, I was instantly fascinated. And I am not the only one.
|How a New International Airport Could 'Transform the Future' of Mexico|
When Mexico City shutters its current airport, a solution to the city’s eternal traffic jam – at least a partial one – may be on the horizon.
|You Don't Want to Touch These 3 Places on a Plane|
As much as airlines make an effort to keep their planes clean, large fleets and short turnaround times simply don't allow them to sanitize every surface. Which leads us to the obvious question: What are the dirtiest places on the plane?
|Las Alamandas Beachfront Estate Is Possibly Travel World's Best Kept Secret|
When guests come to Las Alamandas, there is always one predominant thought in the visitor's mind: "I hope no one else ever finds out about this place!" Indeed, why would anyone want to announce the discovery of such a secret private paradise?
|How Traveling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur|
Traveling can engage with your entrepreneurial side in a way that staying put might not. Check out this infographic from Expedia.ca to convince yourself to take the trip of a life time!
|Cuba's Beer Supply Can't Keep Up with Thirsty American Tourists' Demands|
So many American tourists are now traveling to Cuba, the island is running out of beer! Just to meet the new demand, its state-run beer company is in talks to open a new plant.
|5th Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival Promises Gastronomic Fireworks|
Among the largest culinary festivals in the Caribbean, the tasteful event slated for April 27-May 1 presents an impressive roster of locations for sampling a virtual smorgasbord of dishes created by celebrity chefs.
|Workaholics, This Prank from Mexico Tourism Board Might Make You Really Depressed|
Americans aren't known to be the best vacationers, so this funny/sad stunt from the Mexico Tourism Board sets out to help them change their ways - by sending their doppelgangers to have fun in their place.
|Volunteer Tourism Expected to Surge in Communities Where Mother Teresa Visited|
Some travel agencies expect a surge of people to flock to Vatican City for her canonization. But if you can't make the trip, there are other ways you can connect to and honor Mother Teresa with volunteer tourism.
|Aeromexico Improves Customer Experience with Self-Service Check-in Kiosks|
Now, Aeromexico passengers are able to check-in, choose and upgrade their seats, check bags, and purchase in-flight commodities such as Wi-Fi without waiting in long lines. The kiosks accept credit cards for convenient payment and print receipts.
|Fliers Cross the Border to Mexico for Cheaper Fares and More Travel Options|
Wall Street Journal
A new bridge linking San Diego and Tijuana, Cross Border Xpress, is the latest way to speed up international travel to and from the U.S.
|Why Many Need to Renew Their Passport Right Now|
If you have a U.S. passport that's expiring soon, the State Department urges you to renew it as soon as possible. Officials are predicting a surge in demand this year as millions of 10-year passports issued in 2006 and 2007 expire.
|Traveling While Brown: Sikh Comedian Response to 'Terrible' Treatment by TSA|
New York Daily News
Sikh comedian Jasmeet Singh is calling out the TSA for his “terrible” treatment after a Bay Area airport made him remove his turban and walk across the terminal with his head partially uncovered.
|Tour Operators Say Zika Virus Warning Has Little Impact on Mexico Travel|
Tour operators and packagers last week reported that so far the Zika virus is not having a major impact on Mexico bookings.
|Low Mexican Peso Is Generating More Travel Interest|
With spring break just two weeks away, college students are taking a second look at Mexico as an ideal destination, thanks to its weak peso and despite travel alerts.
|Time's Right to Watch Blue Whales in Baja's Loreto|
New China TV
Water spouting by blue whales has made the town of Loreto in the Pacific state of Baja California Sur an important stop for visitors coming to Mexico, especially during the last week of January and the first week of February.
|Avoid the Megaresorts of Mexico in Tulum, a Hipster Mecca on the Yucatan Peninsula|
The Washington Post
Once a laid-back resort village with a hippie vibe, Tulums pace has slowly quickened, with new shops, restaurants and nightlife options complementing the broad white beaches and yoga retreats.
|New York Times Deems Mexico City the Top Tourist Destination for 2016|
The New York Times
When Pope Francis visits Mexico City next month, he will draw the faithful from around the country. The Mexican capital, though, is attracting pilgrims of another kind: travelers seeking some of the world’s best cuisine, museums and forward-thinking design.
|Manzanillo, Virtually Untouched by Tourism's Crush|
This coastal port city lies four hours south of Puerto Vallarta in the Mexican state of Colima and is a picture of what now-bustling Puerto Vallarta used to be.
|Low-Cost Mexican Carriers Could be Big Winners with New Aviation Deal|
The biggest beneficiaries of the new aviation agreement between the U.S. and Mexico might be the burgeoning low-cost Mexican airlines, such as Interjet, Volaris and VivaAerobus.
|Archaeological Eco-Parks Allow Visitors to Learn About Mexican History and Culture|
Xcaret and Xel-Ha, part of the Experiencias Xcaret collection, are theme parks but not amusement parks since the attractions are natural phenomena rather than manmade rides and games.
|Treaty Ushers in a New Era for US-Mexico Air Travel|
Flights between the U.S. and Mexico should be getting much cheaper in the near future. The Transportation Ministers from both countries recently signed an air service treaty that will help liberalize the marketplace and increase price competition among carriers.
|Watch a Cruise Ship Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars - in One Day|
The cruise industry markets its ocean voyages as a chance for vacationers to “return to the sea” and forget their troubles onshore. But keeping 5,000 people afloat, fat, and happy comes with hidden environmental costs.
|New Airport Terminal Links California to Mexico|
The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the world's most fortified international divides. Starting Wednesday, it will also be one of the only that has an airport straddling two countries.
|This Yearlong, Round-the-World Trip Costs $75,000|
It’s an idea so crazy that only the most intrepid of travelers would dare attempt it. A non-stop, no-holds-barred 365-day journey that spans almost the entire globe, from the jungles of South East Asia all the way to the ice-covered Antarctic Peninsula.
|Surf the Waves or Stroll the Galleries in Baja's Arty, Authentic Todos Santos|
The Los Angeles Times
Baja California is dotted with all-inclusive beach resorts, but if you know where to look you can find vibrant arts and culture as well as authentic food and drink. You'll find all that and more at Todos Santos.
|Book a Flight to Mexico During Alaska Airlines' Biggest Sale of the Year|
Alaska Airlines customers don't have to wait for Cyber Monday to enjoy some of the airline's best deals of the year.
|Is Acapulco on the Verge of a Tourism Recovery?|
It hasn’t been easy for the residents of Acapulco over the last several years. Tourism, a major artery for the city’s business development, has been almost completely severed in recent years. But Acapulco is trying hard to make a comeback.
|150 on Flight from Mexico Allowed to Skip Customs, Leave JFK Airport|
New York Daily News
Airline and security officials at Kennedy Airport let 150 passengers arriving from an international flight leave the airport without going through customs.
|Campaign to Focus on Chinese Tourists to Mexico|
Mexico is about to launch a campaign targeting Chinese tourists, who are considered the biggest spenders of any group.
|Hangovers Not Welcome at Mexico's Underwater Oxygen-Infused Smoothie Bar|
Sip air, not alcohol, in the Cozumel's Clear Lounge - a healthy retreat from the norm.
|Infographic: The 8 Most Annoying People on a Plane|
The folks at HotelsClick.com prepared the following infographic highlighting the eight seat-mates you won’t want to have next to you on a plane.
|Changing Exchange Rates Bring Bigger and Better Travel Bargains in Mexico|
Mexico remains among the top foreign vacation spots, with visits already up 21.5 percent from last year, according to the Bank of Mexico.
|Mexico Advances 6 Positions in Tourism International Ranking, Its Best Since 2007|
Unlike other sectors, the tourism industry maintains a strong optimistic outlook for the rest of the year and predicts that in 2016 it will show even greater growth in the industry that has been one of the principal drivers of the national economy and is a national priority for the first time.
|Flight Attendant's Hilarious Safety Demonstration Captivates Passengers|
TM'z Veterinary Clinic
In-flight safety demonstration or in-flight entertainment? An attendant for Canadian airline WestJet merged both jobs with aplomb.
|White House, Cuba Work to Resume Scheduled Commercial Flights by Year's End|
The White House is seeking an agreement with Cuba to begin scheduled commercial flights between the two countries as soon as December. The Obama administration is also examining ways of loosening U.S. congressional restrictions on travel by Americans to the Communist-ruled island.
|Canada, Mexico and US Agree to North American Trusted Traveler Network|
The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced that it is joining forces with Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico to begin the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network.
|Volaris Ranked Among the World's Top 100 Airlines|
Volaris, the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route network servicing Mexico, US, and Central America, celebrates two consecutive years of being ranked among Airline Business Top 100 Airlines.
|US Residents Flock to Mexico in Record Numbers|
The Los Angeles Times
Mexico was the top U.S. international destination last year, with a record 25.9 million visitors from the U.S., up 24% from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
|Immigration Officials Look to Increase Pedestrian Border Inspections at Tijuana Crossing|
San Diego Union Tribune
Mexican immigration officials are preparing to ramp up inspections of U.S. citizens and other foreigners entering the country on foot, requiring those crossing to show travel documents such as a U.S. passport or passport card.
|Why Foreign Retirees Are Flocking to Mexico|
A boom of foreign retirees, many of them Americans, have begun moving to Mexico to live out their years, paying much less for independent and assisted living than in other countries.
|JetBlue Launches Historic First Flight from NYC to Havana in Over 50 Years|
The Yucatan Times
JetBlue became the first major U.S. carrier on Friday to launch direct flights between New York City and Havana, Cuba, since the White House eased travel restrictions earlier this year.
|Feds Investigating Airlines for Possible Price Fixing|
The US Justice Department is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats that keeps airfares high.
|Fly Privately with a JetSuite Charter for Just $4 This Independence Day|
JetSuite is offering travelers quite the deal this coming July 4, and it’s a much better deal than you’ll see the rest of the year, according to Robb Reports.
|5 Charts That Demonstrate Travelers Want In-Flight Connectivity Everywhere|
The craving for in-flight Wi-Fi is a lot higher in Latin America and Mexico than almost any where else in the world, according to a global survey of passengers done by Gogo.
|Mexico's Trusted-Traveler Program to Expand to 10 Additional Airports|
Mexico’s Programa Viajero Confiable, or Trusted Traveler Program, is planning to expand to 10 more airports, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
|Inhale a 'Smoothie' in Cozumel's Underwater Bar|
A transparent aquarium lounge has made a "splash" in Cozumel, Mexico. Customers enjoy the experience of relaxing and having fun in an underwater bar.
|Americans Weigh in on Visiting Cuba in Travel Leaders Group Nationwide Survey|
The move to normalize relations with Cuba will have a direct impact on Americans seeking to vacation legally on the island nation - just as they can in other parts of the Caribbean or Mexico. However, most Americans aren't in a rush to get there.
|Traveling Solo? Here's What You Need to Know|
There are many people in our community that do not have someone to travel with. Unfortunately in the past there have been very few options for these travelers that still want to get out and see the world.
|BookIt.com Gives Away 100 Trips in 10 Days, Reveals Top Ten Resort Lists|
BookIt.com is revealing a series of Top Ten resort lists this week. To kick off their annual reveal, BookIt.com has announced the biggest giveaway in company history – with 100 trips to be given away in only ten days.
|Traveling Alone as a Woman Is Amazing, but Not for the Reasons We Think|
Before I left, coworkers and friends asked me: Why are you going to Mexico alone? Isn't there anyone who will go with you? One man had even dubbed me the "bravest person he knew." But, I was too busy planning to be scared.
|Voluntourism: Spring Break Can Be a Time to Give|
Mother Nature Network
More and more young people are passing up the revelry and choosing a different type of spring break experience. A style of travel known as voluntourism has become an exciting alternative for more young travelers - and for more travelers in general.
|Record Numbers of Frostbitten Fliers Chase Sun, Cheap Pesos in Mexico|
A frigid U.S. winter is creating a record tourism season in Mexico as travelers enriched by savings from cheap gas and stronger dollars seek warmer climes.
|Scorpion on Alaska Airline Flight Was Possibly from Mexico, Experts Say|
Alaska Airline officials aren't sure how a scorpion made its way onto a flight, stinging a passenger. But experts say the critter was likely a stowaway from Mexico, where the flight originated.
|Here's Where a Record Number of Americans Will Travel in 2015|
Emerging from a recession that kept many grounded for the past few years, Americans are venturing abroad again. Euromonitor International, a market research company, estimates Americans will make about 64 million trips to foreign countries in 2015.
|Preclearance to Cut Foreign-Travel Hassles in 2015|
International travelers this year can expect to see some reductions in the usual red tape and general hassles. Some important gains are already in place, and others are coming.
|Obama Opens Door to Expanded US Travel to Cuba|
Just when you think this President can’t get any more significant and historic, he comes out the gate again with another first in our lifetime, another triumphant moment for the American people and world peace.
|Alaska Airlines Debuts New Inflight Entertainment|
Alaska’s inflight entertainment launch marks the debut of Alaska Beyond, a new flight experience that highlights what sets Seattle’s hometown airline apart from other carriers.
|Traveling and Volunteering: Travelteerism Boasts Best of Both Worlds|
Luxury travel and volunteering are two worlds that have never overlapped before. After all, luxury travel doesn’t always come with an altruistic factor. Enter Travelteerism, where indulgence gets a feel-good makeover.
|Is Traveling to Mexico Really Safe? Erik the Travel Guy Says Yes!|
The US State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Mexico and the good news is it's safe to visit the tourist areas. Erik The Travel Guy explains the logistics of visiting this breathtaking destination.
|This Windowless Plane of the Future Is Every Air Traveler's Nightmare|
If you weren't afraid of flying now, you might be soon. A British aerospace company released pictures this week of its "windowless" plane concept that would make even the most fearless flyers very nervous.
|El Grito Tourists Flocking to Las Vegas This Weekend from Mexico|
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Break out the party hats - thousands of revelers are coming to Las Vegas from Mexico for the El Grito weekend and Mexican Independence Day.
|See Mexico's Futuristic Norman Foster Design for New International Airport|
Mexico's government unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity.
|Aeromexico Announces an Increased Number of Flights for This Summer Season|
Aeromexico announced an increase in the number of flights it offers between Mexico City and major destinations such as Acapulco, Cancun, Huatulco, Los Cabos, Merida, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo for this summer season.
|How Did Airline Fees Get So Outrageous?|
Airline fees are an unstoppable menace, rising from $2.45 billion in 2008 to a mind-numbing $27 billion in add-ons around the world. Where did they come from? How did they become utterly unavoidable?
|Mexican Tourism Industry Driven By Domestic Travel|
Despite a decline in 2009 due to the financial crisis, the Mexican tourism industry performed well during 2008-2012.
|Flight Attendants are Using Layovers to Volunteer in the World's Poorest Places|
The next time you see flight attendants zooming through an airport, don’t assume their luggage is packed with clothes for a Paris overnight. They may well be transporting urgently needed supplies to some of the world’s poorest citizens.
|Volunteer Rates Sore to Highest Levels Since 2005|
More Americans volunteered in 2011 than in any year since 2005, a new study finds. Approximately 64.3 million Americans volunteered at charities last year, providing 7.9 billion hours of service valued at $171-billion.
|December 5th is International Volunteer Day - Are You Ready to Make a Difference?|
United Nations Volunteers
The main focus of IVD 2012 is awareness of and recognition for volunteers and volunteer organizations. The purpose is to recognize this commitment, to inform people about the impact of volunteering on peace and sustainable development, and to applaud volunteers for their dedication and impact.
|The Dos and Don'ts of Voluntourism|
Voluntourism is the conscious, seamlessly-integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination with the traditional elements of travel and tourism – arts, culture, geography, history and recreation – while in the destination.
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