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Mérida’s airport begins to recover lost ground

Traffic continues to increase at Mérida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón international airport. The airport received an average of 5,200 passengers a day during the month of April.

New restrictions on the way as Quintana Roo turns back to...

Despite rules to the contrary, many locals and visitors in Cancún opt not to wear facemasks or follow social distancing protocols....

Cruises and new biosecurity measures on the agenda of the World...

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancún has remained Mexico’s top tourism destination. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht During...

Several hotels in Yucatán on the verge of closing down

Several hotels in Mérida have closed down for good over the past year. Yucatán’s hotel association says that many more are...

Yucatán declares 3 new heritage sites

The San Francisco de Padua convent in Izamal is one of three new additions to Yucatán’s list of recognized heritage sites....

New Mérida airport likely to cost over 10 billion pesos

Merida’s existing international airport is run by the private company ASUR, and is capable of accommodating airplanes as large as the...

No more horse-drawn carriages in Mérida, activists urge

A horse-drawn carriage pulls tourists on Mérida's Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Animal rights...

Disney cruise ship on its way, but not with tourists

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cruise ships arriving in Progreso had steadily increased for over a decade. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán promotes pandemic-era tourism with a new campaign

Yucatán tourism secretary Michelle Fridman Hirsch presents a new campaign at Paseo 60. MID CityBeat's Stephanie Carmon, left, and Ulyses Huesca...

Bacalar tour operators and tourists throw caution to the wind

Locals complain that tour boats routinely take on more passengers than they are legally allowed. Photo: Courtesy Residents...

People in Mexico flock to the beach over long weekend

Last weekend saw a considerable influx of tourists to the Riviera Maya, but numbers are still much lower than they had...

Now at yellow, Cancún hotels double their top occupancy

Visitors and locals in Cancún are allowed to enjoy beaches but are required to keep socially distanced. Photo: Carlos Rosado van...

After years of growth, Yucatán’s hotel industry is holding on for...

The Holiday Inn near the Yucatán International Convention Center has been closed since the pandemic began, but the Hyatt next door...

Cancun leads on international and domestic travel lists

Travel bans have reshuffled the world's most possible air travel routes. But Cancun still maintains its top-10 status on both national and...

$4 flights are signs of the travel industry’s desperation

Several airlines and hotels have been cutting prices in hopes to get the tourism industry moving again. Photo: File

Canada flight ban: Why Mexico but not Miami?

Flights from Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean are scheduled to resume in late April. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht.

Rio Lagartos debuts new and improved boardwalk

Flamingo sighting tours are the most popular tourist attractions in Rio Lagartos. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht