Articles tagged “mexico”

Luxury Travelers Seek Winter Alternatives to Hard-Hit Caribbean Destinations

Luxury Travelers Seek Winter Alternatives to Hard-Hit Caribbean Destinations

Laura Powell, Skift

No doubt destinations are hoping that visitors will return when islands have a chance to recover and clean up. Old habits and geography are in their favor.

3 weeks ago

Southbound Lanes at U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Closes for Weekend Repairs

Southbound Lanes at U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Closes for Weekend Repairs

Julie Watson, Associated Press

Some 50,000 cars pass through this U.S.-Mexico border crossing on weekends. Damn, with all this talk about border walls, it seems the U.S. and Mexico are actually neighbors with myriad connections.

4 weeks ago

Theme Park Developers Plan $840 Million Project on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Theme Park Developers Plan $840 Million Project on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Associated Press

Tourists already flock to Mexico's Riviera Maya for beaches and other natural sites. Will there be enough demand for wave pools, rides, and shopping to justify a nearly $1 billion theme park development?

1 month ago

Cruise Lines Will Favor Mexico and Western Caribbean in Hurricane Irma’s Wake

Cruise Lines Will Favor Mexico and Western Caribbean in Hurricane Irma’s Wake

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Tourism recovery in the eastern Caribbean will take an extended period. The cruise lines themselves won't suffer too much and the western Caribbean and Mexico should be the beneficiaries.

1 month ago

Mexico Cracks Down On Airlines Over Bag Fees and Flight Delays

Mexico Cracks Down On Airlines Over Bag Fees and Flight Delays

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Mexico wants to ensure that airfares — the total fare, that is — remain relatively affordable. But, like everything else, airlines would find ways to try and recoup lost revenues from passengers if bag fees get axed.

2 months 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 months ago

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?

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

7 months ago