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.
These destinations are getting right to it: They offer a world to discover.
As neighbors, this kind of agreement was long overdue to make it easier for Mexicans to reach U.S. cities and vice versa.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's international clout will help his companies secure contracts crucial to the construction of a new $13 billion international airport in Mexico City.