Articles tagged “mexico”

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months 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

6 months 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.

8 months ago