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Southwest Failed to Get the Approval It Needs for New International Flights to Mexico

Southwest Failed to Get the Approval It Needs for New International Flights to Mexico

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is an oops moment. No matter whose fault it is, Southwest should have not launched new service to Mexico without receiving final regulatory approval.

1 day ago

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Nine months in to 2016, outbound U.S. tourism is confirming our earlier position that this was going to be an excellent year for foreign travel. A strong currency helps outweigh fears of violence and even Zika.

5 days ago

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Canada and Mexico want to make it clear to each other that they're willing to work together to make tourism easier, even if the new administration in the country between them doesn't share the same view.

6 days ago

Mexican Low-Cost Airline Volaris Is Outsmarting Rivals, One Bus at a Time

Mexican Low-Cost Airline Volaris Is Outsmarting Rivals, One Bus at a Time

Brian Sumers, Skift

You may not have heard of Mexico's Volaris yet, but that should change soon. It is planning a major U.S. expansion.

4 months ago

More Flights and Cheaper Tickets on the Way for U.S.-Mexico Routes

More Flights and Cheaper Tickets on the Way for U.S.-Mexico Routes

David Koenig, Associated Press

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.

4 months ago

Wine Lovers Are Finally Flocking to Mexico Thanks to Valle de Guadalupe

Wine Lovers Are Finally Flocking to Mexico Thanks to Valle de Guadalupe

Archana Ram, Bloomberg

With more than 100 wineries, hip restaurants and hotels, and even Uber service, Valle de Guadalupe has a recipe for success. The key now will be keeping its character as more tourists pour in.

4 months ago

Mexico’s Airport Operators Are Cashing in on Country’s Air Travel Boom

Mexico’s Airport Operators Are Cashing in on Country’s Air Travel Boom

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Domestic and international travel in Mexico are enjoying one of their best periods in history as Mexican airlines have made significant investments to make their products more enticing.

5 months ago

Canada Offers Mexico Visa-Free Travel in Exchange for Chance to Sell It More Beef

Canada Offers Mexico Visa-Free Travel in Exchange for Chance to Sell It More Beef

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

This comes at a time when travel between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are highly valued by smart leaders in each nation. Canada wants to sell its beef, but it wants Mexican tourists with money nearly as much.

5 months ago

Brand USA Says It Is Having Trouble Reaching Its Tourism Goals

Brand USA Says It Is Having Trouble Reaching Its Tourism Goals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

President Obama's goal of bringing 100 million foreign travelers to the U.S. in 2021 may have been too ambitious given global instability and an unexpectedly strong U.S. dollar. The first challenge is to bring back Canadian tourists.

6 months ago

Laid-Back Sayulita, Mexico Gets a Jolt From Tourism, Development

Laid-Back Sayulita, Mexico Gets a Jolt From Tourism, Development

Manuel Valdes, Associated Press

When a reality show comes to your town, the term "tranquil fishing village" is definitely in the past. The trick for Sayulita is retaining its historic charm while accommodating more visitors and development.

10 months ago

Eye Scans and Face Scans Greet Tourists Leaving the U.S.

Eye Scans and Face Scans Greet Tourists Leaving the U.S.

Julie Watson, Associated Press

Although we understand where this is coming from, considering the entrance presented to many non-U.S. entrants to the U.S. this seems more like a final insult than a security measure.

10 months 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.

10 months ago