Articles tagged “acapulco”

Violence-Plagued Acapulco Had Its First Holiday Slump in Eight Years

Violence-Plagued Acapulco Had Its First Holiday Slump in Eight Years

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Headlines about violence likely aren't the sole reason travelers are staying away from Acapulco, but stories calling it "Mexico's Murder Capital" certainly don't help.

1 year ago

Holland America Line Calls Off Plans to Return to Acapulco

Holland America Line Calls Off Plans to Return to Acapulco

Associated Press

Holland America Line only recently decided to return to Acapulco in October 2017 after an absence but now those plans are off. Carnival and Royal Caribbean don't tie up there, either, hurting the city's hopes for a revival.

2 years ago

Acapulco’s Once Thriving Tourism Sector Pummeled by Conflict, Debt, and Floods

Acapulco’s Once Thriving Tourism Sector Pummeled by Conflict, Debt, and Floods

Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters

What Acalpulco's economy needs more than anything is for visitors to return and start spending money that will help local business owners rebuild their operations.

6 years ago

Death Toll and Desperation Grows in Flood-Hit Acapulco

Death Toll and Desperation Grows in Flood-Hit Acapulco

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press

Acapulco has had a rough run over the last five years, and the addition of a natural disaster in the mix only sets it back further, especially when it scares away internal tourism from Mexico City.

6 years ago

Storms Across Mexico Leave Thousands of Tourists Stranded in Acapulco

6 years ago

Acapulco struggles to find its footing after attack on tourists

Acapulco struggles to find its footing after attack on tourists

Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times

Acapulco will need more than the best wishes of a few happy residents to get people to return. Visitors wil need to be convinced that the safety situation has changed and, so far, neither the state nor the federal government are being persuasive on the issue.

6 years ago

Acapulco tourism will undoubtedly get much worse after brutal attack

Acapulco tourism will undoubtedly get much worse after brutal attack

Bertha Ramos, Associated Press

Acapulco's reputation has been plummeting for years, but the shift from random, drug-related violence to criminal acts that target tourists will make it even worse.

6 years ago