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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. 

Cancún and its airport are now busier than before the pandemic

As infections continue to decrease, the tourism industry on Mexico’s Caribbean coast seems to be doing better than ever. 

Mexican hotel chain Grupo Posadas files for bankruptcy in US

The measure comes after a failed attempt by Grupo Posadas to restructure the debt it has accumulated over the past year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Yucatán’s tourism industry looks to recover lost ground

Authorities in Yucatán are hoping that Mérida's upcoming Tianguis Turístico will help the battered tourism industry get back on its feet. 

Countries of the Mayan world to make up a multi-destination tourist...

The Mundo Maya made up of Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, is described as a multi-destination project, and an opportunity for Mesoamerican cultures to meet.

New jobs report offers some much needed good news for Yucatán’s...

Officially at least, the recovery has come earlier than expected. It was announced in October 2020 that the lost jobs would be recovered in roughly two years — but many are skeptical. 

Construction at Xcaret’s new theme park near Valladolid shut down

Construction at Xcaret’s Xibalba theme park in Yucatán has been halted after a surprise inspection by Mexico’s federal environmental agency, Profepa.

Cozumel’s cruise industry bounces back in a big way

Quintana Roo’s cruise industry recovery plan is going all steam ahead, reports the state's tourism council. All cruising companies operating in the state before the...

Camino del Mayab connects visitors with Yucatán’s remote communities

The Camino del Mayab, a network of trails that begins in Dzoyaxché, spreads out over 130 kilometers across the Yucatecan countryside. Whether on foot or...

Quintana Roo: Green traffic light predicts high hotel occupation

As of today, Oct. 11, the Riviera Maya expects to close 2021 with an occupancy rate above 80%, its best figure since the beginning of the pandemic.

Mayor of Valladolid requests restoration of abandoned Catholic churches

In a press conference, he explained that the churches of San Servacio and The Candelaria are part of the tourist offer of the city, so it must be a priority to keep them in good condition.

New numbers signal slow but steady recovery for tourism in Yucatán

Though hotel occupancy in Mérida and Valladolid still remains low, hovering at around 30%, the situation seems to be improving slowly but steadily, according to data provided by state authorities.
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