You may not have heard of Mexico's Volaris yet, but that should change soon. It is planning a major U.S. expansion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visa overstays are a hot topic for xenophobic politicians, but the data indicates that very few international travelers choose to remain in the U.S. illegally. It also so happens that the worst offenders are America's neighbors.