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Mexico’s new ‘COVID-19 passport’ will open up travel for millions

People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mexico can now request a vaccination certificate.

Cancun recovers lost ground with new flights from Europe

Quintana Roo’s state tourism board says Cancun and the Riviera Maya could expect to see as many as six million tourists during the second half of 2021.

Belize reopens border with Mexico for tourists and tax free shopping

The Central American country has set up COVID-19 screening stations at its borders in an effort to prevent the further spread of the pandemic in the country.

Cruise travel expert Chillie Falls on the industry’s comeback and what...

Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cruise industry in the Yucatán peninsula had been experiencing continuous growth for well over a decade. In 2019, ports welcomed nearly 2,000 cruise ships, making it the region’s best season to date.

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.

Bus travel to be little more difficult in Yucatán

People traveling by bus from Mérida are noticing fewer scheduled runs. Even departures to popular destinations such as Cancún, Tulum and Playa del Carmen have...

New Plan B for travelers to the US

Passengers to the US now have a new COVID-19 testing option when departing from Mérida. Travelers wanting to get tested at the airport will be...

Snowbird travel in jeopardy as possible Canadian travel ban looms

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is leaving all options open regarding tighter international travel restrictions.  "We're always open to strengthening them as necessary,"...

A closer look at the world’s best small cities

Despite the global pandemic that has pretty much paralyzed the travel and tourism industry, Conde Nast Traveler, a luxury lifestyle travel magazine, still managed to...

Cancun adds direct flights to Hartford, a new New England route...

JetBlue today announced it is expanding service in Hartford, Conn., adding a daily nonstop route to Cancun starting Nov. 19. Ticket prices posted online...

Merida airport expansion will allow travelers to keep a healthy distance

The Merida airport's expansion comes just in time for the social distancing era. The Merida Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport has started to open new,...

Should snowbirds travel to Yucatan this winter?

This past New Year’s Eve, I thought that 2020 held particular promise. The sound and symmetry of the year were pleasing – four crisp...

How expats in Mexico can drive and fly back home safely

Although there are many who still cannot get flights as their country's borders are closed to citizens and tourists alike, many people are now...

Cancun airport reopens terminal as tourism continues growth

Cancun International Airport will reopen Terminal 2 on Tuesday to keep up with tourist demand, said the management company in charge of the complex. Grupo...

Airline passenger says she was singled out for coughing while Asian

A Vancouver woman flying home from Mexico said she was asked to wear a face mask because she coughed and is Asian.

Yucatan surpasses Vallarta and Los Cabos as a favorite summer vacation...

Yucatan, along with its capital city Merida, is in third place among the most popular Mexican tourist destinations booked on Despegar, surpassing Los Cabos,...

Fewer visitors from Mexico are coming to Houston

Houston welcomed a record 22.3 million tourists in 2018, up from 21.8 million the prior year. But Mexico wasn't part of that trend. Even with...

Spilled drink delays vacationers’ trip to Cancun

A beverage accidentally spilled over electronic equipment in the flight deck forced a Cancun-bound jet in Europe into an emergency U-turn. Five people were treated...

Miami airport has double ‘blue flu’ trouble

Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of screeners.

Good luck with that connecting flight in Mexico City

Catching a connecting flight in Mexico City, already a challenging task, will require a long cab ride at the very least, under the government's...

Marina Aguirre connects travelers with Mexico’s authentic culture

When we met with Marina Aguirre at a Centro cafe, her enthusiasm came through immediately. We understood right away why she switched careers, from corporate banking to hosting small tour groups throughout Mexico.

For U.S. travelers on Thanksgiving, Mexico dominates international bookings

More U.S. travelers are headed to Mexico for Thanksgiving than ever before, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index.

Update: Volcanic ash heads to Pacific, spares Yucatán airports

Officials have called off warnings about the potential of Guatemala's deadly volcano to disrupt air travel in Yucatán. 

Website targets clothing-optional destinations along Riviera Maya and beyond

There's Airbnb for conventional travelers. And now there's Naturist BnB for those who enjoy their vacations au naturel.
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