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Mexico seeks to speed up tourist screening at Cancún airport

Authorities in Quintana Roo say they are working with the federal government to streamline border control at Cancún’s international airport. 

Cozumel locals fight back against the construction of a massive new...

Environmental activists on the island of Cozumel are protesting the construction of a new dock which they say would irreparably harm the island's delicate ecosystem.

Omicron forces Cozumel to take on new restrictions

Municipal authorities in Cozumel have decided to temporarily close several streets in an attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Yucatán Turismo sponsors a travel video for a new generation

Sex sells, even when you're selling Yucatán excursions to young people. A new nearly seven-minute video throws in lots of t-and-a, a little profanity...

Untrained tour guides compete for tourist dollars in Chichén Itzá

Over the past few months, several certified tour guides at Chichén Itzá have complained about competition from unlicenced guides accompanying groups of tourists.  Under Mexican...

New Frontier Airlines route to connect Cancún with Houston

Citing an increase in demand, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight between Houston and Cancún.

Three cruise liners dock in Progreso as Yucatán breaks new record...

Three cruise ships docked in Progreso at the same time, bringing with them a combined total of 2,394 passengers and 749 crewmembers. 

Getaways: Exploring Bacalar and its astonishing  ‘7-color lagoon’

Just 30 minutes from Chetumal lay the resort town of Bacalar — one of the most stunning destinations on Quintana Roo’s extensive coast line.

Influencers on Cancun party flight stranded, branded ‘idiots’ by Canadian PM

A group of Canadian influencers is stranded in Cancun and along Mexico’s Caribbean coast after Sunwing refused to let them board their flight back home. 

2021, a hectic year, in review

It has been one doozy of a year. From the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic to the decline and bouncing back of the tourism industry, to wacky news stories that for some reason or another caught traction in 2021.

Tourists face long lines and cramped ferries in Mayan Riviera

Travelers in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are dealing with long lines and wait times as the number of cruise ships continues to increase.

Mérida is on top of Vogue’s list of 2022 best travel...

Vogue Magazine had eight places to recommend for travelers in 2022. Guess which destination was on top of their list. Mérida, Yucatán is somehow still...

WestJet flights between Toronto and Mérida make a comeback

After nearly two years, the Canadian airline WestJet has begun to operate direct flights between Mérida and Toronto once again. The first of several scheduled...

Beware of new Chichén Itzá hot air balloon scam

Authorities in Yucatán are warning visitors to Chichén Itzá against fraudulent tour operators offering non-existent hot air balloon rides over the ancient site.

Progreso schedules over 100 cruises for 2022

Port authorities in Progreso have announced that the city is expecting the arrival of more than 100 cruises in 2022. 

A big win for Yucatán, the newest member of the World...

A campaign to further boost the state’s economy has paid off. Yucatán has been granted membership in the elite World Tourism Organization.

Details emerge about Mérida’s upcoming direct flight to Guatemala

Travelers in Yucatán will soon have a new convenient destination for their getaways, the Central American country of Guatemala.

F1 racetrack among plans for boosting tourism in Cancun

Rogelio Jiménez Pons indicated that the racetrack would not only host Formula 1, but also other sports such as Formula E, Nascar, Indycar, and MotoGP.

Mayan Train rail cars to cost over 36 billion pesos

In an official statement, the agency said that the design of the rail cars is a tribute to the visual aesthetics of the region. They hope it will offer users the first immersion into the cultural diversity of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo.

Mérida pulls out all the stops to celebrate Mexico’s largest tourism...

Last night Mérida’s Centro was abuzz with activity as the city wrapped up its first day hosting the Tianguis Turístico Mexico, the nation’s largest tourism industry trade show.

Yucatán looks to reboot its tourism industry through major investments

The state government has announced that it will be investing nearly 1.4 billion pesos (67 million USD) in four new projects to revitalize Yucatán's tourism sector. 

Progreso’s boardwalk is now for pedestrians only and reactions are mixed

Progreso’s boardwalk has permanently closed to motor vehicle traffic to make way for pedestrians.

Santa Ana park to host a free ‘alternative tianguis turìstico’ 

Tour guides in Mérida are preparing to host an alternative "Tianguis Turistico” in Santa Ana.

Fake travel agency scams on the rise in Mexico

Action is needed to combat the growth of fraudulent travel agencies in Mexico, says the county’s travel agents association.