Articles tagged “mexico”

Troubled Mexican Airline Interjet Grounds Some of Its Aircraft

Troubled Mexican Airline Interjet Grounds Some of Its Aircraft

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The groundings are a setback for Mexican airline Interjet, and its problems involve a lot more than just its fleet.

6 days ago

Violence-Plagued Acapulco Had Its First Holiday Slump in Eight Years

Violence-Plagued Acapulco Had Its First Holiday Slump in Eight Years

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Headlines about violence likely aren't the sole reason travelers are staying away from Acapulco, but stories calling it "Mexico's Murder Capital" certainly don't help.

1 week ago

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.

3 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Cruisers Were On Board Mexico Tour Bus That Flipped, Killing 12 People

Royal Caribbean Cruisers Were On Board Mexico Tour Bus That Flipped, Killing 12 People

Associated Press

1 month 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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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 months 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?

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 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.

5 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?

6 months ago