Articles tagged “mexico”

Airbnb Tries a Different Tactic in Mexico: Giving Regulators What They Want

Airbnb Tries a Different Tactic in Mexico: Giving Regulators What They Want

Andrea Navarro and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Learning from your previous missteps is always a good thing. But is it enough to simply collect and remit taxes? What happens when regulators press for more restrictions?

1 month ago

Trump Scales Back Vision for His Border Wall With Mexico

Trump Scales Back Vision for His Border Wall With Mexico

Margaret Talev and Justin Sink, Bloomberg

The border wall was the presidential campaign promise that most excited Trump's supporters. It would be a huge disappointment for them if it doest materialize. If some semblance of a wall indeed gets constructed, then expect it to tarnish the U.S. brand as a tourist destination.

1 month ago

As Trump Seeks Billions for Wall, U.S. Is Still Paying for Fence

As Trump Seeks Billions for Wall, U.S. Is Still Paying for Fence

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press

Trump's border wall could die in red tape. Or, true to form over the last 100 days, he could ram it through Congress and build it faster than the travel industry expects.

3 months ago

Airbnb To Collect Taxes in Mexico City Signaling New Strategy in Latin America

Airbnb To Collect Taxes in Mexico City Signaling New Strategy in Latin America

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Has Airbnb learned a lesson about not being overly-confrontational with local authorities? It is too soon to tell but so far Airbnb's actions in Latin America, its fastest growing region, are pointing that way.

3 months ago

Brand USA Urges Mexicans to Visit U.S. Despite Hostile Rhetoric From Trump

Brand USA Urges Mexicans to Visit U.S. Despite Hostile Rhetoric From Trump

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Brand USA has the right idea: Be proactive about marketing, and soon, because Mexican tourists are already choosing other destinations that are less hostile.

3 months ago

Mexican Tourists Start Choosing Canada Over the U.S.

Mexican Tourists Start Choosing Canada Over the U.S.

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Regarding Trump's wall, many in the travel industry show great concern over Americans' ability to take convenient vacations south of the border, but travel works both ways. There are billions of dollars to be lost by discouraging Mexican tourists from going north of the border.

5 months ago

Mexico Can Thank Its Weak Peso For a Booming Tourism Industry

Mexico Can Thank Its Weak Peso For a Booming Tourism Industry

Dion Rabouin, Reuters

The weak peso is great for U.S. and European tourists, for example, who don't live in Mexico and want to vacation there. But for Mexican citizens, not so much.

5 months 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.

5 months ago

Mexicans’ Travel to Canada Is Surging and It’s Not All About Trump

Mexicans’ Travel to Canada Is Surging and It’s Not All About Trump

Rob Gillies, Associated Press

Airline lift, currency issues, a relaxed visa policy, and U.S. President Trump's actions and rhetoric gave Mexican tourists more reasons to visit Canada. U.S. tourism from Mexico was up five percent year-over-year from January to August 2016, but this was before Trump won the election.

5 months ago

Mexican Border Town Launches Tourism Campaign to Combat Violence Reputation

Mexican Border Town Launches Tourism Campaign to Combat Violence Reputation

Associated Press

Try as it might, Ciudad Juarez and other Mexica border towns will be hard-pressed to reignite tourism in the near term given the rhetoric coming from the White House and calls for a border wall.

5 months ago

Mexico’s Weak Peso Is Good for Business, Especially Tourism

Mexico’s Weak Peso Is Good for Business, Especially Tourism

Isabella Cota and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Mexico's cheap peso has made the destination more attractive to international vacationers while getting around the country has become more expensive for its residents.

6 months ago

Latin America’s Popularity Declines: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for November 2016

Latin America’s Popularity Declines: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for November 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

November was the third consecutive month that U.S. arrivals to South America decreased or were flat from the previous year and the fourth -- albeit non-consecutive -- month of declines in U.S. arrivals to the Caribbean in 2016. Travel brands are monitoring demand for Latin America following zika virus outbreaks across the region during the past year.

6 months ago