Articles tagged “mexico”

This Coastal Region Is Primed to Become Mexico’s Next Big Luxury Tourism Spot

This Coastal Region Is Primed to Become Mexico’s Next Big Luxury Tourism Spot

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Truth be told, Mexico tourism officials have been promoting Riviera Nayarit as the country's next big tourism destination for at least the past decade. But it looks like, finally, that hard work is beginning to pay off.

1 week ago

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Daniela Guzman and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City's new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It's often problematic to put an infrastructure project up for a popular vote, but this may be a special case.

1 month ago

Proposed ‘Mayan’ Train for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Could Draw More Tourists

Proposed ‘Mayan’ Train for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Could Draw More Tourists

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

On paper, it sounds like a great idea for Mexico, down to reducing overtourism in some of the Yucatan's more popular spots by allowing access to more remote regions. But like any project of this scale, and with this price tag, politics and certain opposition loom.

1 month ago

What Mexico’s President-Elect Could Mean for Tourism Amid Protectionism Worries

What Mexico’s President-Elect Could Mean for Tourism Amid Protectionism Worries

Dan Peltier, Skift

At least Mexico's president-elect, López Obrador, has tapped someone intimately familiar with the travel industry and how it operates locally and internationally. It's more than the United States can say it's done for travel in the past year and a half.

2 months ago

Mexico Tourism Marketing Blitz to Address Safety Concerns After Violence

Mexico Tourism Marketing Blitz to Address Safety Concerns After Violence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Mexico's tourism industry has been lucky in the past year as the violence mostly hasn't targeted tourist destinations like Mexico City. But if history is any guide, tourism is often the focus for anyone wanting to cause harm and chaos. We hope we're wrong about this one.

4 months ago

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press

Mexican authorities will investigate the charter company involved in the Cuban plane crash. Lets hope authorities in Mexico and Cuba will find out what happened.

4 months ago

United Airlines Trims Mexico Flights as Demand Stumbles

United Airlines Trims Mexico Flights as Demand Stumbles

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In the airline industry, flights come and go all the time. Clearly, United is calculating it can make more money sending its aircraft to places other than Mexico. Domestic demand remains robust, almost every airline has said on recent earnings calls.

4 months ago

Mexico’s Volaris Plots Central American Growth at Expense of Copa Airlines

Mexico’s Volaris Plots Central American Growth at Expense of Copa Airlines

Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron has been in the job for 30 years, and has been adept at managing the carrier through sometimes-turbulent times. For that reason alone, Copa should be OK. But you never know.

7 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Latin America Will Take Nation Branding to New Extremes

Travel Megatrends 2018: Latin America Will Take Nation Branding to New Extremes

Luke Bujarski , Skift

Latin America’s tourist destinations have excelled at nation branding by creating vibrant and colorful content to entice travelers. In 2018, the region’s tourism offices will get more savvy with their digital marketing efforts as the visitor economy grows in importance.

7 months ago

Mexico Official Floats Legalized Pot as Solution to Tourism Woes

Mexico Official Floats Legalized Pot as Solution to Tourism Woes

Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Bloomberg

This idea may not go anywhere — no law is in the works. But it would be interesting if Mexico loosened laws around the sale and use of marijuana as U.S. officials consider crackdowns.

8 months ago

Discovery of World’s Longest Underwater Cave Near Tulum Adds to Destination’s Appeal

Discovery of World’s Longest Underwater Cave Near Tulum Adds to Destination’s Appeal

Rachel Tepper Paley, Bloomberg

Mexico's tourism industry will take good news wherever it can get it these days, and the discovery of a mammoth underwater cave is definitely something that plays well for Tulum's growing appeal.

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago