Articles tagged “cancun”

Mexico Beach Tourism Battles Against Smelly Seaweed

Mexico Beach Tourism Battles Against Smelly Seaweed

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Mexico's recently elected president Andrés Manuel López Obrador needs to take more serious action to combat the massive stinky piles of sargassum, a type of seaweed, arriving in coastal towns like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum. Otherwise the damage to the area's tourism reputation and ecosystem may linger for years.

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U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Mexico is Southwest Airlines' largest international market. Cancun is getting increased visitation as Southwest, Spirit and Delta ramp up flights, and the destination benefits from hurricane damage in other parts of the Caribbean.

2 years ago

Travelers Are Worried Los Cabos and Cancun Security Woes Aren’t Worth the Risk

Travelers Are Worried Los Cabos and Cancun Security Woes Aren’t Worth the Risk

Andrea Navarro and Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

Mexico's current security problems have cast the country into a negative light with many travelers, and that was exacerbated by recent earthquakes. Yet, at the same time, cruise lines are saying they plan to reroute some ships to Mexico because of hurricane damage in the Caribbean. Interesting times, indeed.

2 years ago

U.S. Widens Mexico Travel Advisory to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

U.S. Widens Mexico Travel Advisory to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

TV news shows often overstate the dangers of violent crime in resort areas. But it's true that emboldened narcos are threatening to burst the bubble that has protected beachgoers.

2 years ago

Mexican Court Rules Against Development Destroying Cancun’s Mangrove Trees

Mexican Court Rules Against Development Destroying Cancun’s Mangrove Trees

Associated Press

At least the Mexican court system is acknowledging it's not okay to sacrifice the environment in order to boost tourism. Environmentalists will have to increasingly rely on local court and justice systems for help with preventing more harm as governments and tourism organizations are often in the back pockets of real estate firms getting rich from tourist development.

3 years ago

Cancun Airport’s Expansion and Success Is Good News for Stock of Owner

4 years ago

Southwest Adds Flights Between Cancun and Los Cabos and the U.S.

Southwest Adds Flights Between Cancun and Los Cabos and the U.S.

Associated Press

Flights by Southwest to both destinations from the U.S. will bring down prices and will make warm-weather seekers happy this time next year.

5 years ago

Cancun hotel occupancy rates are highest since start of economic crisis

Cancun hotel occupancy rates are highest since start of economic crisis

Associated Press

The economic recession coupled with violent headlines and rising competition pushed Cancun tourism to record lows. Although occupancy is up, revenue still can't match 2007 numbers.

6 years ago

Cancun spring break: The police and marines are looking out for the kids

Gabriel Acocer, Associated Press

Cancun is making a show of force in order to ensure that it doesn't become a Puerto Vallarta, and there's no more a high profile event for the destination than spring break.

6 years ago

Avoid these destinations in March if you don’t want to do beer bongs with college kids

Avoid these destinations in March if you don’t want to do beer bongs with college kids

Associated Press

Even with the growing number of volunteer and adventure options targeted at students, this must be one of the most static trip lists released every year.

6 years ago